Our team of editors are seeking writers and visual artists of all dimensions to submit their original creations for a chance to be acknowledged in the 2020 Inkwell Literary Journal. We are most interested in work that illustrates the artists’ ability to present style, substance, and ingenuity that exalts the personal and cultural manifestation of resilience. Poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, photographers, and visual artists of the Cal U community are encouraged to share their talent with us. We look forward to reading your work!

  • Submissions can be created by the following: current students, alumni, current or former faculty and staff, and administration.

  • Submissions must be attached to an email from the author/artist to with subject line and

file name being “TITLE-CATEGORY” (poetry, short story, journalism, etc.)

  • If submitting for more than one section, please make a separate email and denote the category in the subject line. When submitting multiple works in a section, the entire portfolio should be in one .doc file.

  • Submissions cannot be previously published, unless the works have only been published at another Cal U entity

(CalTimes, Cal Review, Newsletters, etc.)

  • Submissions are due by Saturday, October 31st, 2020 at 11:59pm. No works will be accepted past this deadline.

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