Forum Magazine is looking for original works of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Memoir, Essays, Comics, Photographs, Paintings, Etchings and more—anything literary or artistic.

Fall 2019 Submissions Deadline: Monday, September 30th 

Email submissions to

Up to three (3) submissions are allowed per person, per genre. Please send only one submission per email.

Submissions must be sent as an attachment. Submissions copied/pasted into the body of the email will not be accepted.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not publish previously published work.

  1. Be sure to include the title, writing genre, and your first and last name in the subject line. 

For example: Train Dreams_Fiction_Denis Johnson

    1. The genres you should use are:
      1. Fiction
      2. NonFiction or Non-fiction or Essay
      3. Drama or Screenplay
      4. Poetry or Poem
      5. Visual Art
        1. For Visual Art pieces, also include the medium of your submission in the subject line.

For example: Vibrating Happy Robot X_Visual Arts_Acrylic on Glass_Pete Doolittle

  1. Written works should not exceed 3000 words and must be in TXT, RTF, DOC, or DOCX format, double spaced in 12 point font. Excerpts from larger pieces are welcome.
  2. Visual Art submissions must be either JPG or TIF format (vector art can be a high-quality PDF), and pixel dimensions must be NO LESS than 1600 x 2400.
    1. In most cases, art will be printed in black and white.
    2. For a piece to be considered for the cover, it must have pixel dimensions no less than 2400 x 2400.
  3. Attachment titles should follow the same convention as the email subject line:
    title_art medium/writing genre_first and last name.extension
    For example:

Train Dreams_Fiction_Denis Johnson.doc

Vibrating Happy Robot X_Visual Arts_Acrylic on Glass_Pete Doolittle.tiff

  1. In the body of your email include a short bio (50 words max).
  2. We do accept written submissions in other languages besides English, if it is accompanied by an English translation.

Alternatively, submissions may be dropped off in person at Batmale 368 at the CCSF Ocean Campus, or mailed to:

Forum Magazine
City College of San Francisco
English Department
50 Frida Kahlo Way
San Francisco, CA 94112

Notifications for acceptance will be sent in November 2019. Unless you notify us in writing by October 15th, submission of work is considered an agreement to publish your work in the print edition and/or our blog.

If one or more of your submissions are accepted for publication in Forum you will be offered a complimentary copy upon publication.

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