Visual art submissions will be accepted through January 20, 2020 for the 2020 edition. Video, music, animation and performance submissions will be accepted through February 20, 2020. Why wait until the last minute? Send your great work in now!

All visual art must be submitted online. Be sure to follow our submission guidelines below to ensure there are no problems with your entry. Please limit submissions to three total per category.

We ask that submissions are recent, original work that have not been previously submitted to Phoenix or appeared in another publication. Artwork submissions should not be fan art or a reproduction of another artist's work. Any form of appropriated work must be noted in the title or statement. Each submission is required to have a thoughtful artist bio, statement and title. “Untitled” will not be accepted as title for submissions.

Submission Guidelines

Create an account with Submittable. It's easy! All you need is an email address. From there, you'll want to carefully follow the submission guidelines for each category. Handwritten or hard copies of submissions will not be accepted.

Digital artwork & graphic novel submissions must be submitted as a high quality digital file to ensure accurate printing.

2D & 3D artwork submissions must be scanned or photographed by you or with the help of the Phoenix staff before the submission date. If you need help, please contact a Phoenix staff member or Kathrena Halsinger, the Phoenix Art Adviser, at We are able to help with submission photography typically November through March.

Music, video and animation submissions must be submitted as an embedded video format (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo or SoundCloud). Email your link with your entry. Also include a still frame graphic in jpeg format.


The 2020 Phoenix is open for literary submissions through January of 2020. Submissions are accepted through Submittable, an online submission system. Click the button on the top of this page for the link to Submittable.

We are searching for thought-provoking poems, works of fiction, and works of creative non-fiction by Clark students, staff, and alumni that resonate with us as readers and as writers. Introduce us to characters that delight or terrify us. Stray from clichés and stereotypical imagery. Capture what is real, both emotionally and physically.

Fan fiction, erotica, and plays will not be accepted. Excerpts or chapters from novels will be considered, but must be able to function as standalone stories. Works that deal with mature and complex issues or themes are welcomed, but works that address these inappropriately will be declined. Please do not resubmit works that have been previously considered for Phoenix.

Basic Guidelines for Manuscripts:

  • No name should be included anywhere on your work (submissions are selected anonymously)

  • Literary works must be Times New Roman, 12 point font, and double-spaced

  • Include a word count on the first page

  • Include a brief writer's statement on Submittable that says something substantial about the work and also include a short bio about yourself

  • Attach submission as .doc or .docx files

  • Please limit submissions to six total, with a maximum of two works per genre

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Phoenix staff at You can also email Elizabeth Donley, the Phoenix Literary Adviser, at

Keep in mind that we are on break over the summer, so response times may be slow, but during the academic year our goal is to check email weekly. If you need a quicker response, try email one of the two faculty advisors listed here directly.