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. 

We are so pleased to announce that volume 57 (2022) was awarded an "Honorable Mention" for Best Literary Magazine by the prestigious Pinnacle Awards given by the College Media Association, a national organization widely recognized as the best. We tied for fourth, and appear to be the only two-year college placing in this national competition! Yay us!

Website for v. 57

Our submission window opened Sunday, January 29th and closes Sunday, February 12 at midnight. 

Please see specific genre submissions area for specific criteria of the genre. 

We look forward to reading your best work, and we publish the best of the best through a blind reading and committee approach. 

While we ask whether you are an ACC student or not in the submission process, student status does not influence our selection process; indeed, we have published writers from all over the world. 

Each year, we accept submissions from our students and the outside community around Colorado and the globe for our Art & Literary Journal in the genres of Poetry, Short Story (fiction), Flash Fiction,  Creative Nonfiction (CNF), 10-Minute Plays (drama), Art and Photography, and Illustrated (graphic) Stories and Comics.

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 the excellence of our 2019 edition.

Here's the website from our 2020 edition

The Progenitor Art & Literary Journal
The Progenitor Art & Literary Journal has been published each Spring semester at ACC for the past 57 years (including during the onset of the pandemic in Spring of 2020). The Journal publishes the best submissions 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. 

For the 58th Edition, Progenitor is accepting submissions from January 29th to Sunday, Feb 12th, 2023 at midnight.  


Progenitor Art and Literary Journal