Spring 2021: Travel-Where would you be?

Do you wish that you could escape this world and travel to where you want to go? It could be anywhere in the world, the universe, or an entire new fantasy that you created on your own! 

For this Spring 2021 issue, The Scriblerus wants your take on the theme of travel. We chose this topic because first, we love to read and experience the overwhelming exhilaration of being in a whole new world through a great piece of art or writing. Second, travelling through the worlds we create on the page, canvas, or screen gives us the choice to go where we want to go, when we want to go, and how we decide to do it. And third, there are endless possibilities when it comes to travel. We want to know what others experience when they go to a new place they’ve never been. 

We are looking for short stories (fiction/non-fiction), poems, film, visual art, spoken word, cartoons, and music that fit into this theme. 

We’re excited to see what you come up with, whether it be in this world, out in space, or a whole new place you created. Travel gives us the opportunity to go somewhere that we’ve never had the chance to experience before. Stay safe this year, and happy travels! 

General Guidelines

We accept submissions from April - July for our fall issue and September - January for our spring issue. Each month, we accept 150 submissions, after which point we close the submissions until the following month. We are closed for submissions in February, March, and August.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere. We only accept unpublished work. We welcome submissions in multiple genres by the same author, but please complete a separate submission for each genre.

The Scriblerus seeks writing and art that explore the human experience with honesty and authenticity. Spirituality permeates our experiences and is therefore an inherent element in our art. We look for unique work that will connect on a personal level, provoke reflection about our own lives, and linger in the viewer’s mind after reaching the end. Your work need not have tidy Sunday School answers or easy resolutions to be published; struggles, complexity, and ambiguity are part of the human experience, too.

Please send original, previously unpublished work. We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. The Scriblerus desires to provide authentic art and writing while maintaining Christian values. Any artist or writer might need to portray a variety of beliefs and worldviews to accurately represent the diversity of our world. The Scriblerus draws the line at work that doesn’t show clear respect for the basic tenets of the Christian faith. The topic of sexuality is not off-limits, but we don’t publish graphic sexual content or work that condones sexual activity outside marriage. Swearing should be artistically essential, if used.

The Scriblerus is a publication of Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois. For more information on our guiding principles, please review Greenville University's Core Values.

Cartoons/Graphic Stories:  Cartoons may be submitted as stand-alone panels, or in comic strip format. Submit up to five cartoons at a time. If non-humorous graphic stories are more your thing, send a story of up to 8 pages in a single file. Up to 5 graphic stories/cartoons, with a maximum of 8 pages for the whole submission, per person.

 

Spring 2021: Travel-Where would you be?

Do you wish that you could escape this world and travel to where you want to go? It could be anywhere in the world, the universe, or an entire new fantasy that you created on your own! 

For this Spring 2021 issue, The Scriblerus wants your take on the theme of travel. We chose this topic because first, we love to read and experience the overwhelming exhilaration of being in a whole new world through a great piece of art or writing. Second, travelling through the worlds we create on the page, canvas, or screen gives us the choice to go where we want to go, when we want to go, and how we decide to do it. And third, there are endless possibilities when it comes to travel. We want to know what others experience when they go to a new place they’ve never been. 

We’re excited to see what you come up with, whether it be in this world, out in space, or a whole new place you created. Travel gives us the opportunity to go somewhere that we’ve never had the chance to experience before. Stay safe this year, and happy travels! 

Short Fiction: Short stories of up to 1500 words should be submitted in 12 point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced and sequentially numbered pages. 1 short story per person. No longer than 1500 words.
 
Spring 2021: Travel-Where would you be?

Do you wish that you could escape this world and travel to where you want to go? It could be anywhere in the world, the universe, or an entire new fantasy that you created on your own! 

For this Spring 2021 issue, The Scriblerus wants your take on the theme of travel. We chose this topic because first, we love to read and experience the overwhelming exhilaration of being in a whole new world through a great piece of art or writing. Second, travelling through the worlds we create on the page, canvas, or screen gives us the choice to go where we want to go, when we want to go, and how we decide to do it. And third, there are endless possibilities when it comes to travel. We want to know what others experience when they go to a new place they’ve never been. 

We’re excited to see what you come up with, whether it be in this world, out in space, or a whole new place you created. Travel gives us the opportunity to go somewhere that we’ve never had the chance to experience before. Stay safe this year, and happy travels! 

Short Film/Music Video: A short film with high visual, technical, and audio quality that is ten minutes or shorter. Attach video file to your submission.  One submission per person.
 
Spring 2021: Travel-Where would you be?

Do you wish that you could escape this world and travel to where you want to go? It could be anywhere in the world, the universe, or an entire new fantasy that you created on your own! 

For this Spring 2021 issue, The Scriblerus wants your take on the theme of travel. We chose this topic because first, we love to read and experience the overwhelming exhilaration of being in a whole new world through a great piece of art or writing. Second, travelling through the worlds we create on the page, canvas, or screen gives us the choice to go where we want to go, when we want to go, and how we decide to do it. And third, there are endless possibilities when it comes to travel. We want to know what others experience when they go to a new place they’ve never been. 

We’re excited to see what you come up with, whether it be in this world, out in space, or a whole new place you created. Travel gives us the opportunity to go somewhere that we’ve never had the chance to experience before. Stay safe this year, and happy travels! 

Recorded Music: You can submit up to three songs written and performed by the person who is submitting the work.  You should record the songs and upload the files to your submission. 3 songs per person. If your song has lyrics, include them in your cover letter.
 
Spring 2021: Travel-Where would you be?

Do you wish that you could escape this world and travel to where you want to go? It could be anywhere in the world, the universe, or an entire new fantasy that you created on your own! 

For this Spring 2021 issue, The Scriblerus wants your take on the theme of travel. We chose this topic because first, we love to read and experience the overwhelming exhilaration of being in a whole new world through a great piece of art or writing. Second, travelling through the worlds we create on the page, canvas, or screen gives us the choice to go where we want to go, when we want to go, and how we decide to do it. And third, there are endless possibilities when it comes to travel. We want to know what others experience when they go to a new place they’ve never been. 

We’re excited to see what you come up with, whether it be in this world, out in space, or a whole new place you created. Travel gives us the opportunity to go somewhere that we’ve never had the chance to experience before. Stay safe this year, and happy travels! 

Non-Fiction: We accept essays of up to 1500 words in 12 point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced  sequentially numbered pages. 1 essay per person. No longer than 1500 words.
 
Spring 2021: Travel-Where would you be?

Do you wish that you could escape this world and travel to where you want to go? It could be anywhere in the world, the universe, or an entire new fantasy that you created on your own! 

For this Spring 2021 issue, The Scriblerus wants your take on the theme of travel. We chose this topic because first, we love to read and experience the overwhelming exhilaration of being in a whole new world through a great piece of art or writing. Second, travelling through the worlds we create on the page, canvas, or screen gives us the choice to go where we want to go, when we want to go, and how we decide to do it. And third, there are endless possibilities when it comes to travel. We want to know what others experience when they go to a new place they’ve never been. 

We’re excited to see what you come up with, whether it be in this world, out in space, or a whole new place you created. Travel gives us the opportunity to go somewhere that we’ve never had the chance to experience before. Stay safe this year, and happy travels! 

Poetry/Song Lyrics: You may submit up to three poems or written song lyrics all in the same document. We suggest you submit a selection of poems that represents your full range as a writer. Please format line breaks and titles as you wish them to appear in the publication, and follow the formatting guidelines for fiction and nonfiction works, above. 3 poems or songs per person; submit all in one file.
 
Spring 2021: Travel-Where would you be?

Do you wish that you could escape this world and travel to where you want to go? It could be anywhere in the world, the universe, or an entire new fantasy that you created on your own! 

For this Spring 2021 issue, The Scriblerus wants your take on the theme of travel. We chose this topic because first, we love to read and experience the overwhelming exhilaration of being in a whole new world through a great piece of art or writing. Second, travelling through the worlds we create on the page, canvas, or screen gives us the choice to go where we want to go, when we want to go, and how we decide to do it. And third, there are endless possibilities when it comes to travel. We want to know what others experience when they go to a new place they’ve never been. 

We’re excited to see what you come up with, whether it be in this world, out in space, or a whole new place you created. Travel gives us the opportunity to go somewhere that we’ve never had the chance to experience before. Stay safe this year, and happy travels! 

Spoken Word Poetry: You can submit up to three spoken word poems. Please record your poems with good audio and visual quality (video is optional) and attach the files to your submission. The recording should be five minutes or less in length.  Only three Spoken Word Poems per person.
 
Spring 2021: Travel-Where would you be?

Do you wish that you could escape this world and travel to where you want to go? It could be anywhere in the world, the universe, or an entire new fantasy that you created on your own!

For this Spring 2021 issue, The Scriblerus wants your take on the theme of travel. We chose this topic because first, we love to read and experience the overwhelming exhilaration of being in a whole new world through a great piece of art or writing. Second, travelling through the worlds we create on the page, canvas, or screen gives us the choice to go where we want to go, when we want to go, and how we decide to do it. And third, there are endless possibilities when it comes to travel. We want to know what others experience when they go to a new place they’ve never been. 

We’re excited to see what you come up with, whether it be in this world, out in space, or a whole new place you created. Travel gives us the opportunity to go somewhere that we’ve never had the chance to experience before. Stay safe this year, and happy travels! 

Visual Art: We accept photography; images of traditional artwork such as painting and sculpture; and digital media/mixed media work. Send up to five pieces for consideration.
 
Spring 2021: Travel-Where would you be?

Do you wish that you could escape this world and travel to where you want to go? It could be anywhere in the world, the universe, or an entire new fantasy that you created on your own! 

For this Spring 2021 issue, The Scriblerus wants your take on the theme of travel. We chose this topic because first, we love to read and experience the overwhelming exhilaration of being in a whole new world through a great piece of art or writing. Second, travelling through the worlds we create on the page, canvas, or screen gives us the choice to go where we want to go, when we want to go, and how we decide to do it. And third, there are endless possibilities when it comes to travel. We want to know what others experience when they go to a new place they’ve never been. 

We’re excited to see what you come up with, whether it be in this world, out in space, or a whole new place you created. Travel gives us the opportunity to go somewhere that we’ve never had the chance to experience before. Stay safe this year, and happy travels! 

The Scriblerus also wants to recognize the young artists of our generation. Starting in the Fall 2019 issue, we'll have a special youth section in our journal.
We accept cartoons/graphic stories, fiction, film, music, non-fiction, poetry, spoken word and visual art. For writing, no more than 1500 words or, for more poetic forms, 3 pieces. Audio/film, no more than 10 minutes. For still images, submit no more than 5 files.
Cartoons/Graphic Stories:  Cartoons may be submitted as stand-alone panels, or in comic strip format. Submit up to five cartoons at a time. If non-humorous graphic stories are more your thing, send a story of up to 8 pages in a single file. Up to 5 graphic stories/cartoons, with a maximum of 8 pages for the whole submission, per person.
Short Fiction: Short stories of up to 1500 words should be submitted in 12 point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced and sequentially numbered pages. 1 short story per person. No longer than 1500 words.
Short Film/Music Video: A short film with high visual, technical, and audio quality that is ten minutes or shorter. Attach video file to your submission.  One submission per person.
Recorded Music: You can submit up to three songs written and performed by the person who is submitting the work.  You should record the songs and upload the files to your submission. 3 songs per person. If your song has lyrics, include them in your cover letter.
Non-Fiction: We accept essays of up to 1500 words in 12 point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced  sequentially numbered pages. 1 essay per person. No longer than 1500 words.
Poetry/Song Lyrics: You may submit up to three poems or written song lyrics all in the same document. We suggest you submit a selection of poems that represents your full range as a writer. Please format line breaks and titles as you wish them to appear in the publication, and follow the formatting guidelines for fiction and nonfiction works, above. 3 poems or songs per person; submit all in one file.
Spoken Word Poetry: You can submit up to three spoken word poems. Please record your poems with good audio and visual quality (video is optional) and attach the files to your submission. The recording should be five minutes or less in length.  Only three Spoken Word Poems per person.
Visual Art: We accept photography; images of traditional artwork such as painting and sculpture; and digital media/mixed media work. Send up to five pieces for consideration.
 
Spring 2021: Travel-Where would you be?

Do you wish that you could escape this world and travel to where you want to go? It could be anywhere in the world, the universe, or an entire new fantasy that you created on your own! 

For this Spring 2021 issue, The Scriblerus wants your take on the theme of travel. We chose this topic because first, we love to read and experience the overwhelming exhilaration of being in a whole new world through a great piece of art or writing. Second, travelling through the worlds we create on the page, canvas, or screen gives us the choice to go where we want to go, when we want to go, and how we decide to do it. And third, there are endless possibilities when it comes to travel. We want to know what others experience when they go to a new place they’ve never been. 

We are looking for short stories (fiction/non-fiction), poems, film, visual art, spoken word, cartoons, and music that fit into this theme. 

We’re excited to see what you come up with, whether it be in this world, out in space, or a whole new place you created. Travel gives us the opportunity to go somewhere that we’ve never had the chance to experience before. Stay safe this year, and happy travels! 

The Scriblerus