The Ignatian Literary Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Ignatian Literary Magazine is University of San Francisco's official literary journal, founded during the 1910-11 school year, and run by students. Over the years, Ignatian has appeared in a multitude of iterations, ranging from an alumni magazine to an annual yearbook. Read more about our history here.

Currently, we publish a collection of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art (including photography) from Bay Area residents and beyond. We are currently accepting submissions for Volume 35, which will be published as a print issue in Spring 2023.  To read Volume 34, click here!

Feel free to email ignatianlitmag@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Updated Submission Guidelines:

  • Any submission already published elsewhere is ineligible for publication at Ignatian. This includes any writing previously published on personal blogs or websites.
  • For fiction and nonfiction, submit only one piece of up to 5,000 words at a time.
  • For poetry, you may submit up to two poems at a time.
  • Please use standard formatting guidelines. We prefer Times New Roman 12pt font, double-spaced for prose; single-spaced for poetry is acceptable.
  • All submissions must be clearly titled and include word count.
  • Contributors should not include their name or personal information on any part of the document itself.
  • Include appropriate trigger warnings at the beginning of each piece.
  • We will not consider work that centers either graphic violence or sex. We also will not tolerate work that promotes racism, homophobia, or other oppressive or hateful ideologies.

All submissions must include a third-person biography, which will be reprinted in the magazine should the work be accepted for publication. Include up to 50 words about your work, previous publications, and any other relevant information.

Deadline: February 1, 2023

The Ignatian Literary Magazine