Submission Information

General Guidelines

Calliope accepts submissions year-round; however, accepted work is not published until the end of spring semester. The magazine accepts previously unpublished submissions from University of the Pacific students only. 

  • Deadline for submissions is March 5th of each year
  • Open to University of the Pacific students from all academic majors.
  • All submissions received after March 5th  will be held until the next year’s publication.
  • There are no fees to submit work.
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions.


Our reading periods for the 2019-2020 academic year are:

October 23, to December 4
January 29, to March 5

If your submissions fall outside of these dates, they will automatically roll over to the next reading period.

Calliope accepts works of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

  • For works of fiction and creative nonfiction do not exceed 3,500 words (15 pages double-spaced).
  • Do not include your name on your submissions. Your contact information will be recorded on the form.
  • You may submit up to five pieces of literary work per form. You may submit as many forms as you like.
  • If you are submitting in more than one genre, please fill out a separate form for each genre. 

LITERARY Submission Forms are available online at 

Please direct questions to and write “CALLIOPE SUBMISSION” in the subject line of your email.


(drawings, painting, design, print, 3-D/sculpture, photography, collage, etc.)

You may submit artwork either as digital files or the original artwork. Digital submission files are preferred.

To submit artwork as a digital file, simply email a photograph (JPEG), 100 dpi, as an attachment accompanied by the submission form to Be sure to also include a completed submission form with each.


Please write “CALLIOPE SUBMISSION” in the subject line of your email.

Submit physical Artwork by dropping it off at Professor Brett DeBoer’s office, Department of Art and Graphic Design, Office 112
Look for the Portfolio folder labeled “Calliope”.
Attach a submission form to each piece.

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