ACC Writers Studio at Arapahoe Community College

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The submission periods for the Writer Studio Literary Contest and the Progenitor Art & Literary Journal are closed. Please visit us again in the fall for details on submissions for the 2015-2016 school year.

 Writers Studio, Arapahoe Community College's literary organization, is now accepting submissions for the ACC's Art and Literary Journal, the Progenitor and for the Writers Studio 2015 Literary Contest in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Special discount fee for submission for ACC students.

The Progenitor Art & Literary Journal

Submission closed for 2015. Submission period for our special 2015 Spring edition, commemorating ACC's 50th Anniversary,  is from Nov 1, 2014--Feb. 15, 2015.

We accept prose, poetry, art and photography from students and community members. Email with questions. Please follow our submission guidelines for art, poetry, and prose found at

About The Progenitor: The Progenitor, ACC’s award-winning art and literary journal, now a print and online journal, has been in continuous production since the start of ACC and will celebrate ACC's 50th anniversary this spring with a special commemorative issue.

 Produced every spring, this literary journal has consistently ranked among the top college literary magazines in the country, receiving numerous awards for design and content.

  • Progenitor 2014 received a 2014 First Place Award with Special Merit from The American Scholastic Press Association and an Outstanding Photograph award for its cover photograph, The Master's Hand," by  ACC student Douglas Hutaff.
  • Progenitor 2014 also placed 2nd in the small college division for the Southwestern Division of the Community College Humanities Association's 2014 Literary Magazine competition. Douglas Hutoff's cover photograph, "The Master's Hand," was awarded an Honorable Mention for Art.
To find out more about Progenitor Art & Literary Journal, go to

ACC's Writers Studio Literary Contest:
Submissions for the literary contest open December 1, 2014 midnight and close March 12, 2015. Judges for 2015:  Thomas Larson, Creative Nonfiction, Bin Ramke, Poetry, and TBA, Fiction. $12 per submission, up to 3 submissions allowed. $8 special rate for ACC students.

Writers Studio holds a yearly spring literary contest in original unpublished works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction.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 and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  Details for the contest: at the Writers Studio Literary Contest Page.