ACC  Progenitor Art & Literary Journal and the Writers Studio Literary contest are part of Arapahoe Community College's art and literary life.

Each year, ACC accepts submissions from students and community for its Art and Literary Journal, the Progenitor, and for the Writers Studio Annual Literary Contest in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction.

The Progenitor Art & Literary Journal

The Progenitor Art & Literary Journal has been published each spring at ACC for the past 50 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 progenitor@arapahoe.edu with questions.

Progenitor accepts submissions beginning October 1st, 2017. Submission period will end February 15, 2018.
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ACC's Writers Studio Literary Contest

Writers Studio holds a yearly spring literary contest in original unpublished works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction.  Winners of the contest receive $250 and read their winning pieces at the spring Literary Festival at ACC.  Their work is also published in the Progenitor Art & Literary Journal and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  Details for the contest at the Writers Studio Literary Contest Email writerstudio@arapahoe.edu if you have questions.

2018 Writers Studio Literary Contest: Submission accepted October 1,2017-January 1, 2018 midnight. 









Congratulations again for winning the Writers Studio Literary contest!  Your piece be published in the 2018 Progenitor Art & Literary Journal.  This journal culminates a class called ENG 231: Literary Magazine.  Class will begin Spring Semester 2018. At that point, you will hear from the Progenitor staff as they put together the journal.

Your piece will also be nominated for a Pushcart Prize after it has been published in the Progenitor.
To submit your work: upload a clean copy of your manuscript. Include your name, title of work, and award won on the manuscript. Be sure you've used the name you would like to be published under.  

 You'll be asked to fill out a cover letter: all you need to do is put in a short 25 word bio.

 Make sure you give us permanent contact information that will still work next year! 
Oh, and double-space your manuscript--Times/Times New Roman 12 pt. 






Congratulations on your win in the ACC Student Art Show.  We are happy to publish a photograph of your winning piece in next year's Progenitor, ACC's Art & Literary Journal.  

Our literary journal, Progenitor, is the result of our class, ENG 231: Literary Magazine. Each year, a staff of students, with faculty advisers, undertake the enormous task of putting together the new year’s journal.  We would like to help the upcoming staff with getting your winning piece into the new journal.  Here’s what we need you to do:

1. Be prepared to provide your name, contact information that will still be viable in January 2018. 

2.  Prepare a short 25 word bio for the contributor’s page of the journal. 

3. Provide a short description of the medium you used for your piece. 

4. Visual Art Requirements: 8 megapixels or higher for art work or photography. If you are unable to get a professional quality photograph of your art piece, please contact Trish Sangelo trish.sangelo@arapahoe.edu or John Hall  john.hall@arapahoe.edu.  They will make arrangements for you to have a photograph of your art work taken at ACC.

To submit, click the Submit button. Please fill out the cover letter for your submission. Provide the specific information listed above. 

The Progenitor Art & Literary Journal is produced as part of ENG 231 Literary Magazine, which starts in the spring semester of the next school year.  Our Progenitor staff will be in touch with you then. 



 
Ends on February 15, 2018

NOTE:

THIS IS A BLIND SUBMISSION. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE MANUSCRIPT or  THE MANUSCRIPT FILE ITSELF.

Please submit your poetry here.  All work must be original and unpublished. You may submit only one file submission with up to three poems included. Your name must not appear on the manuscript or as part of the manuscript file name.

To submit, click the Submit button. Please fill out the cover letter for your submission including Colorado Residency status and ACC student status if you are submitting as a student. Give your full name, email address, phone number and titles of your entries. Please include a short 25 word bio for use in the Progenitor if your work is accepted. 

Please remember to proofread your work carefully before submitting. We will notify you by email, whether your work has been accepted or declined a short time after the submission period has ended. Submission deadline is February 15, 2018.

Text Requirements: 12 pts Font, Times New Roman; single space for poetry. Please include title on all submissions.


Ends on February 15, 2018

Note: THIS IS A BLIND SUBMISSION. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE MANUSCRIPT or  THE MANUSCRIPT FILE ITSELF.

Please submit your nonfiction work here. All work must be unpublished and original. You may make up to two submissions and include one piece per submission.   Prose work should not exceed 2500 words.  Your name must not appear on the manuscript or the manuscript file name.  Only one nonfiction piece per submission.

To submit, click the Submit button. Please fill out the cover letter for your submission including ACC student status. Give your full name, email address, phone number and title of your submission. Please include a short 25 word bio for use in the Progenitor if your work is accepted. 

Please remember to proofread your work carefully before submitting. We will notify you by email whether your work has been accepted or declined a short time after the submission period has ended. Submission deadline is February 15, 2018.

Text Requirements: 12 pts Font, Times New Roman; double-space for prose. Please include title with nonfiction piece. Limit 2500 words for prose.

NOTE:

THIS IS A BLIND SUBMISSION. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE /DIGITAL IMAGE ITSELF or the file name.

Please submit your art and photography work here. Your work must be original and unpublished. You may submit only once and upload up to three files for that submission. Your name must not appear on the work.

To submit, click the Submit button. Please fill out the cover letter for your submission including ACC student status. Give your full name, email address, phone number and titles of your entries. 

Include a short 25 word bio for the Progenitor if your work is accepted. Please note the type medium for your work.

Please follow the Visual Art Requirements carefully.  We will notify you by email, whether your work has been accepted or declined. Submission deadline is February 15, 2017.

Visual Art Requirements: 8 megapixels or higher for art work or photography. If work is selected, you may be asked to provide a new file with the appropriate production values.


Ends on February 15, 2018

NOTE:

THIS IS A BLIND SUBMISSION. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE MANUSCRIPT ITSELF or the File Name for the Manuscript.

Please submit your fiction here.  Your work must be original and unpublished. Prose work should not exceed 2500 words.  Your name must not appear on the manuscript. You may submit one file story per submission. You may make two submissions.


To submit, click the Submit button. Please fill out the cover letter for your submission including ACC student status if you are an ACC student. Give your full name, email address, phone number and titles of your entries. Include a short 25 word bio to be used in the Progenitor if your work is accepted.

Please remember to proofread your work carefully before submitting. We will notify you by email shortly after the submission period has ended on the status of your work. Submission deadline is February 15, 2018.

Text Requirements: 12 pts Font, Times New Roman; double space for prose. Limit 2500 words for prose. Please include title with story.