Submissions to Chiaroscuro are now closed and will open in Fall 2022. Submit to us by emailing, and we will get back to you shortly. 

General Submission Guidelines

When submitting, please consider the following: 

  • During the reading period, you may submit twice in any genre. Once you submit, please wait to receive a reply from the staff. 

  • Use Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or a PDF for text submissions instead of pasting your work in the body of the email. For visual art, please attach jpegs. 

  • Submit a cover letter for your work in the body of your email submission. This includes:
    • A message to the editors
    • Any information you want to give the editors about your work
    • Contact information
    • A 50 to 75-word bio about yourself or the BC-affiliated individual who created the work. Please tell us your majors/minors, any upcoming work, which classes you’re in, and how long you have been writing or creating art. 

Poetry Submission Guidelines

Submit up to three poems totaling no more than six pages. 

Nonfiction and Fiction Submission Guidelines

Submit up to two nonfiction or fiction pieces totaling up to ten double-spaced pages.

Theatre Submission Guidelines

Submit one theatre piece between five to ten pages.

Art/Photography Submission Guidelines

Submit up to four pieces of art that can be size/width. Art can be black and white and/or color. Photos can be landscape or portrait. 

We also consider art exhibited as part of themed exhibitions and the juried student art show through the Brevard College Fine Arts Division.

Chiaroscuro and Brevard College do not support plagiarized work. We will not accept any work that resembles slander or spouts hate towards any group of people and/or individual.