Submit to Chinquapin!

Thank you for your interest in submitting to Chinquapin Literary Magazine!

The deadline for 2024 is January 31st. Please submit using the button below. 

Submission guidelines:

  • We accept all forms of work that can be printed in a magazine such as short fiction, poetry, visual art (paintings, photography, sketches, digital art, etc.) or creative work that defies a definition or category.
  • We only accept submissions from CURRENT UCSC STUDENTS
  • Fiction, non-fiction and poetry pieces should be no longer than 1000 words (12 point font double spaced) and submitted in .doc or .docx format. NO PDF.
  • Art and photography should be submitted in a TIFF, JPG/JPEG, or PNG file.
  • You may submit up to 3 pieces total for consideration.
  • All submissions are read blind, so names should not be included within the body or file name of the document.
  • When writing about real life experiences, fictionalized or not, please refrain from using real names. We love to publish deeply personal and honest work, but as a professional publication we must respect privacy and consider possible legal issues.

If there are any questions about the submission guidelines or any other concerns we can be reached at