Prairie Margins

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

2023-2024 Submissions are now closed.

Submissions for our 2024-2025 edition will open in mid-August!

Prairie Margins accepts works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art from any undergraduate across the country. Submissions will remain open through March. Specific guidelines for each genre can be found below. We're excited to review your work!

In the cover letter, please include the name of your university, status as an undergraduate student, year, and contact information including a permanent address and a reliable email. Any questions can be sent to While we accept simultaneous submissions, please note this in your cover letter.

Please note that we can only accept previously unpublished work, only from undergraduate students.

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