Thank you for your interest in Jeopardy Magazine. During our submission period we are pleased to consider all previously unpublished works from Western Washington University students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
Our Mission Statement:
Jeopardy Magazine strives to platform work that is reflective of the wonderful community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni belonging to Western Washington University. We are a student-run undergraduate publication firmly grounded in the accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity of content. Our magazine is both a celebration and a preservation of stories, poetry, essays, art, and multimedia projects that provide ample nourishment at the end of every scholastic year. Beyond just our yearly publication, the Jeopardy team hopes to act as a resource on campus: fielding questions of craft and helping writers grow with the intent of reconnecting with each other in face of the pandemic. The work we receive is a testament to the talent and strength of our campus; a mosaic of pieces to come home to.
Please read and follow the submission guidelines:
There are two reading deadlines for the 58th edition of Jeopardy. Submitters can provide up to three literary submissions per deadline and up to five art submissions per deadline.
58th Edition Submission Period:
First submission deadline: December 12th, 2022, 11:59 PM
Second (final) submission deadline: March 24th, 2023, 11:59 PM
Literary pieces include, but are not limited to the following:
♦ Prose: Short fiction, creative nonfiction, and excerpts from larger works (double-spaced, up to 3,000 words)
♦ Poetry: A poetry submission can include up to 5 poems, but only one poetry submission is allowed per deadline
♦ Lyrics: A songrwriting submission can include one completed song (required) with an accompanying audio recording (not required). Must be labeled with corresponding chords (click here for an example)
♦ Plays and screenplays (up to 25 pages)
♦ Translations of short prose or poetry
Please ensure your name does not appear on the transcript or in the submission file name. Each submission must be accompanied by a cover letter that includes author's desired name, works' titles, short author bio, and author's connection to Western Washington University.
If you feel that your work requires content warnings, please include these on the first page of your submission document.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please notify us immediately if a piece is accepted for publication elsewhere. If one or more poems from a group is accepted elsewhere, please add a note to your submission indicating which.
Art pieces include, but are not limited to the following:
♦ Fine art
♦ Industrial design
♦ Graphic design
*Other forms of multi-media will also be considered
We’re looking forward to reviewing your work!
The Jeopardy Editorial Staff
With any questions/concerns, email Editor-in-Chief, Caylee Cadwell @firstname.lastname@example.org
Prose submissions should be in 12-point font and double spaced. The author's name should NOT appear on the document. It should only appear on the cover letter.
Thank you for submitting!
Non-Fiction submissions should be in 12-point font and double spaced. The author's name should NOT appear on the document. It should only be in the cover letter.
Thank you for submitting!
It is preferable that poetry submissions (up to five poems) be submitted in a single file, though you will not be penalized if you wish to submit them separately, at different times. Only one cover letter necessary for a set of poems.
The author's name should NOT appear on the document. It should only be in the cover letter.
Lyric submission should be a completed song. Please include lyrics clearly labeled with chords (see general guidelines for an example). The composer's name should NOT appear anywhere on the document, only on the cover letter. Thank you for submitting!
All art submission files must be of print quality (300 dpi or higher in TIFF preferably). Provide context for your submission's medium in your cover letter. Each submission must be a separate file.