Equinox is a journal of contemporary literature at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. For 50 years, we have been publishing creative writing from the Arkansas region and beyond. We accept submissions from undergraduate students nationwide. Each year, Equinox awards the David Jauss Fiction Prize and the Jo McDougall Poetry Prize to best work.

If you are interested in learning more about the literary editing and publishing internship, please email hkhummel@ualr.edu. Jeffrey Condran and H.K. Hummel are the faculty advisors.

Submission Guidelines

We accept work from any undergraduate student in the United States. We are looking for fiction, poetry, hybrid writing, short screenplays, and visual art. Each writer may submit up to 20 pages for fiction or screenplays, or 10 pages for poetry or hybrid writing.

We are currently accepting submissions. Submit your work by February 1, 2023.

File Format Requirements

  • Submissions are read blind: do not include any identifying information in your document or the file name.
  • Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF (.pdf).
  • Name the files as TitleWithNoSpaces (example: SandDollars.doc).
  • For visual art submissions: submit high-quality JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg), minimum 5 inches in the longest dimension at 300 dpi or higher, and using CMYK color space (proof your image for print). Name the files ImageTitle_Medium (example: Sunshine_OilOnCanvas.jpg).

Equinox Submissions

Accepted file types: doc, docx, jpg, jpeg, pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
.doc, .docx, .jpg, .jpeg, or .pdf