2022-2023 Submission Guidelines

Submissions to Sequoya Review are open to all UTC undergraduates! Deadline is October 15, 2022.

How to Submit:

  • Prepare your submission in standard font (like Times New Roman) and double space prose.
  • Make sure to proofread your submission before you send it.
  • In the subject line of the email, identify your genre (Poetry Submission, Fiction Submission, Nonfiction Submission)
  • In the body of the email, include a brief cover letter/bio that includes your name, your year, and the title(s) of your submissions. (If you’re a senior graduating in December, make sure to include an email address where we can contact you after graduation.)
  • Remove your name and any other identifying information from your submission. We evaluate submissions blind to ensure fair representation.

Submission Guidelines:

Poetry: We’re looking for poems that show unique and diverse voices with a consideration of experience, introspection and emotion.  We are especially interested in works that include a strong use of imagery and figurative language with a purpose; no imagery for the sake of imagery.  Remember, words have power—pay attention to how you use it!  We also welcome poems that experiment with form and genre (i.e. haikus, villanelles, personal form, horror, etc).  Please submit no more than three poems with a maximum of five pages; no more than a page and a half (single spaced) per poem. Each poem should be titled and begin on a new page. Please submit each poem in the form as you’d like it to appear.

Fiction: We’re open to all forms of fiction, but we’re especially looking for pieces that focus on themes of emergence and transformation in character-focused stories. We are interested in a wide range of genres that are fully completed stories and leave few unanswered questions. Any novel excerpts need to be able to stand on their own. We welcome experimental works, but we’re interested in more realist, grounded fiction. Pieces should be double space and no more than 1500 words and invoke the emotion of the readers. 

Creative Nonfiction: We’re looking for creative nonfiction in a variety of styles, including but certainly not limited to traditional and nontraditional styles, such as braided narratives and Hermit Crab essays. We are looking for pieces that challenge traditional storytelling, but we welcome any and all subject matter. We look for submissions that express personal style and illuminate a part of the human experience as it has been, as it is, and as it could be. We want to represent intersectionality and amplify marginalized voices. Individuals can submit a maximum of 3 pieces collectively not exceeding 1500 words.

Click here to submit your work!