Prairie Margins accepts works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art from any undergraduate across the country. Specific guidelines for each genre can be found below. 


In the cover letter please include the name of your university, status as an undergraduate student, year, and contact information including address and email.

While we accept simultaneous submissions, please note this in your cover letter.


Please submit as a TIFF file with a minimum resolution of 300 ppi.

In the cover letter please include the name of your university, status as an undergraduate student, year, and contact information including address and email.

Example Cover Letter:

Dear Prairie Margins Staff,

Thank you for considering my poems "In the Dark," "One Day I Will," and "Sometime this Year" for publication in Prairie Margins.

I am a junior at Ball State University, studying Chemistry.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Joe Smith

1234 First Street
Muncie, IN 47305
joesmith@gmail.com
Again, fewer than 6,000 words.

In the cover letter please include the name of your university, status as an undergraduate student, year, and contact information including address and email.

Example Cover Letter:

Dear Prairie Margins Staff,

Thank you for considering my poems "In the Dark," "One Day I Will," and "Sometime this Year" for publication in Prairie Margins.

I am a junior at Ball State University, studying Chemistry.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Joe Smith

1234 First Street
Muncie, IN 47305
joesmith@gmail.com
We consider works of 6,000 words or fewer that show an in-depth knowledge of craft, as well as works that may tread more experimental ground.

In the cover letter please include the name of your university, status as an undergraduate student, year, and contact information including address and email.

Example Cover Letter:

Dear Prairie Margins Staff,

Thank you for considering my poems "In the Dark," "One Day I Will," and "Sometime this Year" for publication in Prairie Margins.

I am a junior at Ball State University, studying Chemistry.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Joe Smith

1234 First Street
Muncie, IN 47305
joesmith@gmail.com
No more than six poems. Please consolidate all poems into one document.

In the cover letter please include the name of your university, status as an undergraduate student, year, and contact information including address and email.

Example Cover Letter:

Dear Prairie Margins Staff,

Thank you for considering my poems "In the Dark," "One Day I Will," and "Sometime this Year" for publication in Prairie Margins.

I am a junior at Ball State University, studying Chemistry.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Joe Smith

1234 First Street
Muncie, IN 47305
joesmith@gmail.com
General Submission

In the cover letter please include the name of your university, status as an undergraduate student, year, and contact information including address and email.

Example Cover Letter:

Dear Prairie Margins Staff,

Thank you for considering my poems "In the Dark," "One Day I Will," and "Sometime this Year" for publication in Prairie Margins.

I am a junior at Ball State University, studying Chemistry.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Joe Smith

1234 First Street
Muncie, IN 47305
joesmith@gmail.com
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