Images Literary and Visual Arts Magazine

Become a published author or artist in IMAGES magazine!

Delgado Community College's Images: A Literary and Visual Arts Magazine, seeks submissions from current Delgado students of original poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction as well as photos, paintings, and sketches. Submissions from current Delgado students are open now until Mon, May 3, 2021.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions should be emailed to images@dcc.edu. Please submit in only one genre at a time.

Subject Line of Email:

  • Write Your Full Name-Genre
    • Example: Keith Laurendine Jr-Poetry
    • Example: Matt Valerio-Fiction
    • Example: George Clinton-Nonfiction
    • Example: Latoya Cantrell-Visual Art

Body of Email

  • Please include a brief biographical statement written in the 3rd person (100 words max). If you have a pen name, a.k.a. nom de plume, pseudonym, literary double, moniker, or handle, please say so in the short bio. If you are published in Images, this short bio will be published in the Contributors section. Please see Images 2019 and 2020 for examples.
  • Please include your LOLA number and your phone number.

Attachments:

Fiction & Nonfiction Submission Guidelines:

  • A submission is one original short story or one work of creative nonfiction up to 7,000 words
  • The author's name should appear on the manuscript and in the file name
  • Include your title on the first page of the manuscript
  • Submissions must be typed. Please add a space between paragraphs so that it's clear where you want a new paragraph to begin
  • Please submit your manuscript in a document with the file types: .doc, .docx, or .rtf. We do not accept PDFs because they do not retain line breaks or paragraph breaks well.

Poetry Submission Guidelines:

  • A submission is 1-5 original, unpublished poems of any style or theme. Please include these 1-5 poems in one document.
  • The author's name should appear on the manuscript and in the file name.
  • Include a title above each poem.
  • Submissions must be typed. Any poem with double-spacing or 1.5 spacing will be seen as unintentional and those spaced lines will not be persevered if we publish the poem. If you intend to have a stanza break, please single-space the document, press the enter key after the line, and leave a blank line between the stanzas.
  • Please submit your manuscript in a document with the file types: .doc, .docx, or .rtf. We do not accept PDFs because they do not retain line breaks or paragraph breaks well.

Visual Art Submission Gudelines

  • We accept photos, paintings, sketches, all of it.
  • A submission is 1-5 files attached to one email
  • Title your visual artwork and use that title as the file name.
  • If you take a photograph of your work, please take the time to crop it
  • Each image should be sent as a high-resolution JPEG file (larger than 1 MB, 300dpi, or higher).

2021 Visual Art Contest

  • All visual art submissions will be considered for The Nason Smith Prize, which includes publication and acknowledgment in Images 2021, a $100 reward, 10 broadsides posted around campus, and 2 broadsides given to the winner. There is no entry fee.

Read & Download Images 2020 Issue


Read & Download Past Issues of Images

2019 images cover

Images 2018 front cover

Images 2017 front cover

images 2016 cover