At the Jenny, we work to publish a solid mixture of pieces and authors, from both local areas and not-so-local. We are looking for a broad range of your best polished work. We ask that if you are submitting to the Jenny you carefully read through the guidelines for the specific category you are submitting to.

We accept previously unpublished written work. All rights revert back to the author/artist after publication of the issue.

Issue 12 will include a Flash Fiction Contest! Prizes will be awarded to the top three pieces—1st, $100; 2nd, $75; 3rd, $50; and publication in the issue. Make sure to closely read and follow the contest guidelines located under the Fiction category. Failure to follow will disqualify your submission.

The average response time on submissions is 3-4 weeks after the submission period closes.

General Guidelines:
  • Submitters can send work to more than one category so long as each category's guidelines are followed.
  • Submissions are blind. Do not include any identifying information on your submission — that's what the submission form and cover letter are for.
  • Formatting for all pieces should be in Times New Roman, pt. 12 font.
  • Prose submissions should be double spaced.
  • PDF files should only be submitted to the Drama category.
  • Failure to follow any guidelines will disqualify your submission.

Though we greatly appreciate all of our contributors, Jenny unfortunately can not pay its contributors at this time.
This category includes art and photography.

Art submitted here will be considered for use in the visual elements of Jenny. Due to the nature of the layout process, submissions here will be considered for any issue following the one currently being produced (i.e., any submissions in Fall will be considered for use in the following Spring issue or later).

Please upload your submission as a zipped (.zip) archive. Within that archive, your images may be in any format that is natively-viewable in windows, but JPEG is preferred.

Submissions will be open year-round