We are currently seeking submissions!


Send us your memoirs, your personal essays, your literary journalism, your lyric essays, your graphic memoirs, your flash nonfiction, your video essays, your hybrid works. If it’s nonfiction, we want it! 


Are you an artist, designer, and/or photographer? Essay also accepts visual artwork of all kinds. Send us your art and help us bring stories to life!


Pieces chosen for publication may appear in Essay’s 2020 print issue or online issue.





Please send all submissions as attachments to Literary submissions must be paginated and in 12-pt. Times New Roman font. Please limit submissions to 8,000 words. Excerpts from longer works are welcome, provided that authors excerpt the work before submitting. Please include a cover page with submission title, author’s name, graduation year, and email address.


For photography and visual artwork, please send submissions as JPEG attachments in the highest quality possible.


The submission deadline is October 30th at 11:59 p.m.


Please direct any questions to the editors at


We look forward to receiving your work!