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 the outside community for its Art &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 January 29th, 2019. Submission period will end February 20, 2019 at midnight.
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ACC's Writers Studio Literary Contest

Writers Studio holds a yearly state-wide spring literary contest in original unpublished works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. All Colorado writers are invited to submit their work, including students.  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.

2019 Writers Studio Literary Contest: Submission accepted January 29, 2019-February 20, 2019 at midnight.

Cost to enter the contest: $12 non-student; $8 student.








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  All work must be original and unpublished.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. Finally, please list the titles of all poems you're submitting. 


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 23, 2020 at midnight.

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

If your poem is accepted and relies on shape, spacing, and/or page white space, we will strive to maintain the desired look for publication. 

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 (if applicable). 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 23, 2020 at midnight.

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

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 (if applicable). 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 23, 2020 at midnight.

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.

NOTE: THIS IS A BLIND SUBMISSION. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE SUBMITTED WORK ITSELF OR THE FILE NAME. 

New this year!: The "Etcetera" category for works that don't fall into traditional genre boundaries and/or the 10-minute play and/or an illustrated short story (referred to as the "short graphic story"). 


Please submit your "etcetera" 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 (if applicable). 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 23, 2020 at midnight.

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.
 

Prose Requirements: 2500 words max. 

Play Requirements:  no more than 10 pages with traditional manuscript format. 

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

Please submit your fiction here.  Your work must be original and unpublished. Prose work should not exceed 2500 words, and we welcome shorter works (aka flash fiction).  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 applicable). 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 23, 2020. 

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

ACC Writers Studio: Literary Contest and Progenitor Journal