Progenitor Art and Literary Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

ACC’s Progenitor Art & Literary Journal is a national-award-winning collegiate publication that is a cornerstone of Arapahoe Community College's art and literary life. 

 Located in the Denver Metro area, we have a long-standing tradition of excellence, and we hope you submit your best work in order for us to keep winning awards for our annually-published book.

Each year, we accept submissions from our students and the outside community around Colorado and indeed the world for our Art & Literary Journal in the genres of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Art and Photography, and – new this year! – graphic stories (akin to graphic novels but shorter) and 10-minute plays. 

Please find specific guidelines for all genres in the category submission area. Our students who constitute the staff choose the works we publish, and do all the work for the publication from start to finish. Submissions are blind. 

Check out our beautiful site that flaunts last year's excellence.

The Progenitor Art & Literary Journal
The Progenitor Art & Literary Journal has been published each Spring semester at ACC for the past 54 years. The Journal publishes the best prose, poetry, art and photography it receives from ACC students and community members, near and far. Find out more about the Progenitor at our Progenitor Art & Literary Journal website.

Email with questions. Progenitor accepts submissions beginning January 20th, 2020. Submission period will end Sunday, February 23rd 2020 at midnight. 


Progenitor Art and Literary Journal