SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The Harvard Advocate accepts submissions of art, fiction, and poetry of any form or length created by members of the Harvard community, as well as outside contributors at our discretion. All submissions are considered anonymously

Winter 2019 Issue

We are currently accepting submissions for our Winter 2019 issue "Feast":

What do we choose to feast on? What are we eating to fill? In this themed issue, we want to capture the quiet, starved anticipation before the meal, the gluttony of collective consumption, the radiance and laziness of being full. We want to explore feast as a warm, familial ritual, hands turning a lazy susan round and round. What happens when individual hunger turns communal? What does the desire to be fed allow us to rationalize? Feast is the violence of squeaky silverware, the squelch of chicken legs parting with undercooked flesh. Feast is warm soup. Feast is the fancy china that is not meant for eating, that you are not allowed to touch, that your mother assures you is meant for something more.

Our Winter 2019 review period ends on December 6, 2019.

  • We have no minimum or maximum word counts, but the work we publish tends to be between 700 and 7000 words.
  • Please include a cover letter and brief third-person biographical statement with your submission.
  • Attach your work as a Microsoft Word file. (Please consider double-spacing and using 12-point Times New Roman font with standard margins.)
  • Because submissions are considered anonymously, please make sure your name is not anywhere in the document.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Click here to upload your submission or you can email it to: fiction@theharvardadvocate.com

  • We have no minimum or maximum word counts.
  • If you’d like to, you may include a message to the editor with your submission. In this message you can describe your work, if you like, or give any background necessary to understand it.
  • Attach your work as a Microsoft Word file or PDF file. Word files are the preferred format, but either is acceptable.
  • Because submissions are considered anonymously, please make sure your name is not anywhere in the document.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • We primarily read and publish various styles of written poetry, but illustrated forms of poetry (like poetry comics)—along with other nontraditional poetic formats—can be submitted as well.
Click here to upload your submission or you can email it to: poetry@theharvardadvocate.com

Click here to upload your submission or you can email it to: art@theharvardadvocate.com