Aerie Journal

  • University of Hartford's Literary Magazine
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  • August 23, 2017


Please check back for information about contests for the fall 2016-2017 year. More information about contests will also be available at Submit your Work.




If you wish to support Aerie Literary Journal and wish to see bigger and better editions in the future, please consider donating to the Aerie endowment! To make a donation, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement, Caitlin Simard, at 860-768-2452. Or Aeries faculty advisor, Ben Grossberg, at 860-768-4944. We greatly appreciate your support!


Deadline for all text submissions is October 14th.
Deadline for all visual works is November 11th.
Please do not submit any work that has been previously published.

Send us something gritty, uninhibited, bewildering, uncouth or something whimsical and strange. We like work that explores human desire, obsession, angst, pop-culture, anything wild, funny, corporal, work that makes us look beyond the surface and think deeper. Send us work we'll have to mull over, sleep on and read over and over. We want work that will. We like accessible poems that explore human desire, obsession, angst, pop-culture, anything wild, funny, corporal.

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)

Literary Submissions

You can submit in up to three categories.
In all categories besides poetry, please double space your work.
Please include name and title of piece in by-line of email.

Poetry: A maximum of 100 lines. Please group together in one document. No more than five pages of poems.

Fiction: A maximum of 3,500 total. No more than two pieces of fiction may be submitted.

Creative Non-Fiction/Drama/Experimental Work/Other: A maximum of 3,500 total. No more than two pieces of work may be submitted. (If you are unsure what your work is, this is the place.)

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 2016.

Final Reminders:
Deadline for all text submissions is October 14th
Deadline for visual works is November 11th

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:






Check back later for more information on our fall 2016 events.  We expect to be advertising an Open-Mic Event very soon!