Colonnades welcomes literary and artistic submissions in the following genres from any Elon undergraduate student: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Submissions are accepted year-round and are evaluated through a blind reading and selection process.

Please email submissions to The subject line of the email should be formatted as: lastname_title. The body of the email must include your name, Student ID number, the title of the piece, and its genre. Submission pieces must be attached to the email; do not paste the piece into the body of the email. You may include multiple submissions in one email.

Literary pieces should be saved as Microsoft Word documents. If possible, art pieces should be saved in 300 dpi resolution, TIFF format. Other image file types may also be accepted.

The deadline to submit to the 73rd edition of Colonnades is January 3, 2022 for literary pieces (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) and January 15, 2022 for visual art pieces. Please email Christy Dickman ( with any questions. 

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