Submission Guidelines

The Offering accepts submissions each academic year from November 1 to February 15, with the annual issue of the magazine appearing in April.


  1. Send your submission to
  2. Submit up to five poems, up to 12 pages of fiction, up to 12 pages of creative nonfiction, and/or 3-5 black and white photos or drawings.
  3. Use the genre of your submission as the subject line or your email:


  • Submissions in different genres by the same person are welcome, but must be sent separately, with the appropriate genre in the subject line.
  • If your submission in a genre includes multiple works, please send the entire submission (three poems, say, or two pieces of short fiction totaling under 12 pages) in a SINGLE DOCUMENT.
  • Attach writing submissions as Word documents (.doc or .docx) and visual art submissions as JPG or PNG files.
  • Please include your name and your affiliation with UMass Lowell (student, faculty, staff, or alumnus) with your submission.

For more information please contact us.

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