The Ignatian Literary Magazine is the University of San Francisco's student-run literary journal, founded during the 1910-11 school year. Over the years, the Ignatian has appeared in a multitude of iterations, ranging from an alumni magazine to an annual yearbook. 

Now, in its current form, we publish a collection of riveting poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and art from Bay Area residents and beyond. We are currently accepting submissions for Volume 31, which will debut in the Spring of 2019. Please e-mail with any questions or concerns. 

  • Submissions should not have been previously published elsewhere.
  • Contributors should not include their name on any part of the document itself.
  • Multiple submissions in all categories are welcome.
  • All submissions must be clearly titled.
  • All submissions must include a 50-word third-person bio, which will be reprinted in the magazine should the work be chosen for publication.
  • Editors' Choice Award: In each literary category, the section editor will select the most exceptional submission for this prize; the author of the winning work will receive a $50 gift card of their choice.

DEADLINE -- December 31th, 2018

  • Work submitted must be the sole creative creation of the applying author, and should not be plagiarized from any other source
  • Stories should be single-spaced, with a clear title
  • If submitting work under the Non-Fiction heading, the content should be based on either the author's experiences, the account of someone the author has personally met or on fact that the author has researched. Work that takes an excessive amount of creative license regarding the work's content (excluding literary devices) should be submitted as Fiction
  • Although there is no word limit, the editors reserve the right to abridge work if they feel it is too long. This will not be done without the author's consent
  • Please submit a 300 dpi, high-res image of your art
  • There is no limit to the number of pieces you may submit
  • Submit only your original creative work
  • No title for your artwork is required; we accept both titled and untitled work (if untitled, your work will be named as "Untitled" in the issue)
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