Journal Submissions

 

To submit to Lyceum, please follow our online submission guidelines below.  Click that “Submit to Lyceum” button at the bottom of the page, and it will take you where you need to go (Some people say it’s to the submission form, but we say it’s Camelot.). If you have any difficulties, contact us via lyceum.umd@gmail.com.
Before submitting, please carefully read our submission guidelines below.

 

Submission Guidelines

Before you start the submission process, please make sure all your pieces have titles. This does not include “Untitled 1,” Untitled 2,” et cetera. Please take the time to choose a unique title.
Title the file with the title of the piece to streamline the submission process.

 

Writing Guidelines

  1. We accept almost any type of writing. Creative nonfiction, short prose fiction, and poetry are accepted. Writing does not have to be censored (moderate use of mature concepts/language is not a problem), but all writing should be edited and complete.
  2. Length: As of Fall 2016, Lyceum asks for a maximum word count of 2,000 words.
  3. Format: Please make sure that your piece is submitted in 12-point Times New Roman font. Single-space your piece.  Black font color only.  Please submit as a .doc or .docx file type.  PDF, RTF, etc. WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  4. Quantity: You may submit a maximum of TEN pieces. Please limit longer writing pieces to FIVE submissions.

 

Art Guidelines

  1. Lyceum believes art has no limits, and therefore any media type is encouraged and accepted. However, you must state your media type at the time of submission. We usually receive paintings, photos, drawings, and collages, but we are also open to the 3D arts. Please contact us if you have any questions about submmitting a medium or format.
  2. If you want to submit traditional artwork, please scan or photograph the piece(s). Submitted images MUST be at least 300 DPI in resolution. Anything of a lesser quality may not be accepted or may not reproduce well. If you cannot produce a high-quality digital copy, please bring your piece(s) to our office, 2123 UC, and we will work to get the image we need.
  3. Size: Our submission form will only accept attached files that are less than 3MB. Please make sure you send us images that are at least 4×4 inches or about 400×400 pixels. Anything smaller may not be accepted because we will not be able to reproduce it.
  4. Quantity: Please limit your art sumissions to TEN pieces.
  5. Your piece may be selected for our cover, in which case we will contact you.

Failure to comply with the submission guidelines could result in the rejection of your piece.

Terms and Agreements (The Legal Stuff)

When you submit your writing or art to Lyceum, you accept the following terms:

  1. We do not accept anonymous submissions.
  2. Lyceum has the right to format your piece accordingly in order to make it suitable for publication. This will never include editing work to detract from its original form! For artwork, it may include subtle re-sizing or orientation changes, and for writing it may include changing font size, page length, spelling, et cetera.
  3. Lyceum has the right to edit grammatical errors in writing pieces. We understand that writers often use artistic license with grammar or punctuation, and we only edit those mistakes that are obviously unintentional to ensure a standard of academic excellence in our journal. In cases of uncertainty, we will check with you first before changing your piece.
  4. After publication, Lyceum may use your piece(s) again. If it is for publication, we will ask you. Other times, it may be as part of a Lyceum bulletin board, poster, or website, which will NEVER be used for profit, only for promotion of Lyceum. If you are against us using your piece in the future, please let us know during the time of submission.
  5. If your work is published, you retain the rights to your artistic and intellectual property. You may submit your works elsewhere, sell the original, et cetera.
  6. Lyceum’s journals are published in print, digitally on our website, and in our campus library’s archives (both digital and print). We retain the right to publish our journals digitally in print, which will include your work in the journal. However, we will NEVER profit from this.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

 

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