Submission Guidelines

Now accepting Fall submissions – Due October 28, 2011!

Jenny will publish short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and interviews with artists and writers. We hope to bring together writers and artists both from the local region as well as the wider world, connecting our stories with yours, yours with ours here in America’s heartland and America’s rustbelt. Submissions do not have to be set in Youngstown, or in rustbelt or postindustrial settings at all, though we do encourage writing and art that speaks to that experience.

Jenny will appear twice a year, in late fall and spring. We will be publishing 5-7 pieces of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry per genre, per issue.

We ask that prose not exceed 7,000 words (preferably 5000 or under), and that poetry submissions not exceed 5 pages (or 5 poems).

Each issue will also include a featured artist. If you are interested in being a featured artist, please contact us with a proposed series of images or photographs.

Along with writing and art, we will also feature interviews with authors and artists, and podcasts of selected stories and poems.


We’d like to urge you to follow these instructions very carefully. Due to the volume of submissions we’ve received in the past, we require all submissions to follow this specific format.

When submitting, please remember to include your first and last name, and to attach your submission as a file attachment in .doc or .rtf format.

Deadline for the Fall 2011 issue is October 28, 2011. If your submission arrives after that, we will consider it for our Spring 2012 issue, the deadline for which is March 5, 2012.

Please direct all fiction submissions to

Direct all poetry submissions to

Direct all nonfiction submissions to

For any general inquiries, contact us at

We look forward to your contributions.


YSU Student Literary Arts Association