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. 

Call for Submissions is now open!  Wed 2/2 through Wed 2/16 at midnight! 

We look forward to reading your best work, and we publish the best of the best. 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 indeed the world for our Art & Literary Journal in the genres of Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction (CNF), 10-Minute Plays, Art and Photography, and Illustrated Stories aka 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 56 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. 

Progenitor accepts submissions beginning February 2nd. Submission period will end on Wednesday Feb 16th, 2022 at midnight.  


Progenitor Art and Literary Journal