Aerie Journal

  • University of Hartford's Literary Magazine
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  • February 23, 2018


Please check back for information about contests for the fall 2017-2018 year. More information about contests will also be available at Submit your Work.




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Deadline for all text submissions is October 13th.
Deadline for all visual works is November 21st.
Please do not submit any work that has been previously published.

We’re looking for something deep, 

organic, even political. 

Something personal, 

Something divergent, 

Or dark, lovely 

Gritty, grungy. 

Something substantial. 

We want different 

We want new 

Or something 

That gives us  

Just a piece 

Of you. 

Please include a cover letter with:

*Full Name
*Titles of Work
*Frequently checked email address
*Phone number
*Psst! Include a 50-word description of the work submitted and/or a 50-word third person bio

Do not include any personal information on the actual pieces since we review everything anonymously.

All collaborations are welcome!
(Please add both names on cover letter)

Genres We Are Looking For: 


  • Poetry – metaphysical, politically charged, generational, lyrical verse, narrative, metaphorical, epic, free verse, etc. 
  • Fiction - excerpts, flash fiction, short story 
  • Nonfiction & Reviews 
  • Translation 
  • Art – photography, sketches, paintings, graphic novel, cartoon/ political cartoon 
  • Plays & Screenplays - excerpts, scene 
  • Genres Cont.: 
  • Love 
  • Death/ loss 
  • Sex 
  • Nature 
  • Diversity 
  • Gender 
  • LGBTQ+ 
  • Generational; coming of age, slice of life 
  • Spiritual 
  • Psychological 
  • Political 
  • Sci-Fi/ Fantasy 



Maximum Word Counts and Limitations: 


We are accepting a limit of five pieces per contributor, with a maximum word count of 4,000 words per work submitted.



Art Submissions

Art: No more than four pieces. This includes but is not limited to illustrations, photography, sketches, drawings, paintings, collages, high resolution photos of ceramics/sculpture, flipbooks.

Submit your work in Microsoft Word documents only.
All contributors will be notified of the editor’s decisions in December 2017.

Final Reminders:
Deadline for all text submissions is October 14th
Deadline for visual works is November 21st

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at:

In order to submit, please email your writing as a .doc or .docx file to the appropriate email address. Art can be sent as a .jpeg or .pdf file.



Drama, Essay, Graphic Narrative, Satire, Hybrid or Experimental Work:






Open-Mic & Pizza in the Shaw Center!

October 9th, 2017

7:00 PM

Bring a poem or two to read.

Bring your six string to play.

Bring your voice to sing or slam.