Quills & Pixels publishes all forms of nonfiction writing. It is the student publication of UALR Writers’ Network, an organization dedicated to spotlighting the importance of writing in society.

Quills & Pixels is a peer-reviewed journal, which means the editorial team reads and decides what to publish without knowing who the authors are. The editorial team is comprised of those UA Little Rock students who take the course RHET 4321, Editing for Publication. The journal is copyedited and laid out by those in the RHET 4323 class, Production Editing. If you are interested in taking one of these classes, please contact Dr. Barb L’Eplattenier bleplatt @ ualr.edu.

We publish

  • Creative nonfiction
  • Personal essays
  • Research essays
  • Academic writing
  • Journalistic features
  • Technical communication
  • Black and white photography
  • Other genres

We encourage you to submit your work for consideration. Please note that we do not publish fiction, poetry, or drama.

Submit here.

Frequently-asked Questions

Who can submit their work?

Anyone associated with the UALR community—students, staff, and faculty, as well as alumni of the university and persons involved in any of UALR’s outreach and community programs—is welcome to submit their work.

This includes people from UAMS, the William H. Bowen School of Law, and  the Clinton School of Public Service.

What is your deadline?

The deadline each year is September 27th.

How does it work?

What you do
  1. Pick which piece(s) to submit (you can submit up to 5).
  2. Redact the pieces (take out anything that identifies you as the author)
  3. Submit them via our online submission form.
  4. Wait.
What we do
  1. Wait for submissions
  2. Read all work that is submitted, using a rubric to guide our reading
  3. Select works for publication
  4. Contact authors about the status of their work
  5. Work with authors whose work has been selected for publication to finalize their drafts

What are the manuscript requirements?

Work must be

  • Original, unpublished nonfiction work.
  • Redacted (Removed your name from the writing—use a pseudonym if your name appears in the writing).
  • Include a header with a shortened title and page numbers throughout.

You may submit up to 5 pieces.


Contact us

Feel free to contact us with any questions or requests. Our email is qp @ ualr.edu (without spaces).

Our physical mailing address is

Quills & Pixels
Department of Rhetoric and Writing
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave. SU-B 100
Little Rock, AR 72204