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.


Joe Smith

1234 First Street
Muncie, IN 47305