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. 

Currently, 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 33, which will debut in the Spring of 2021. To read our Volume 32, please click here! Feel free to e-mail ignatianlitmag@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. 

  • Submissions should not have been previously published elsewhere.
  • Multiple submissions in all categories are welcome, but limited to 2 nonfiction/fiction and 4 poetry pieces per contributor.
  • Contributors should not include their name or personal information on any part of the document itself.
  • All submissions must be clearly titled and include word count. Please also include appropriate trigger warnings (domestic violence, rape, etc.) at the beginning of each piece.
  • All submissions must include a third-person bio, which will be reprinted in the magazine should the work be chosen for publication. 2-3 sentences about your work, if/where you have been published before, and anything else you'd like to add

DEADLINE -- February 15th

The Ignatian, USF's official student run literary magazine, is publishing its very first zine, Mini Iggy/Ignatian 33.5. We are seeking submissions in art, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The zine's theme: 21st Renaissance. Interpret the theme as you may; whether it be how you have seen the world shift over the course of the pandemic or a personal rebirth you have experienced in your own life, the options are endless.

Prompts: tbd

Requirements:

For poetry—Haikus, Free-Verse Poems 5 lines or under, and Sonnet.

For fiction and nonfiction—tbd

For art—Digital art, oil paintings, sculptures, photography, pencil/charcoal sketches;

Any medium that can be printed/scanned/photographed

In partnership with USF's Active Minds mental health club, The Ignatian is accepting anonymous and non-anonymous submissions about your relationship with your mental health. Accepted submissions will be posted on our social media to promote healthy and frank discourse about mental health. Please advertise pertinent trigger warnings at the top of your document.


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • There is no page or word limit; however, any poems longer than ten pages may be excerpted by the Ignatian staff with your permission
  • All poems must be titled; if they are not, they will be given a default title of the first line of the poem
  • Plagiarism is unacceptable; all submitted poetry must be the poet's own original work
  • Please submit poems in the format you wish for them to appear; a selected poem will be published in the format we receive the poem in. It is up to the author to ensure that the document submitted matches the same format he/she desires.
Art
  • 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)
The Ignatian Literary Magazine