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.

Email submissions to

Up to three (3) submissions are allowed per person, per genre. However, 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.

  1. Be sure to include the genre, your name, and the title of your submission in the subject line. For example: Fiction – Denis Johnson – Train Dreams 
    1. The genres you should use are:
      1. Fiction
      2. NonFiction or Non-fiction or Essay
      3. Poetry or Poem
      4. Screenplay or Drama
      5. Visual Art
        1. For Visual Art pieces, also include the medium of your submission in the subject line. For example: Visual Arts – Pete Doolittle – Vibrating Happy Robot X – Acrylic on Glass
  2. Written works should not exceed 2500 words. Excerpts from larger pieces are welcome. TXT, RTF, ODT or DOC formats preferred.
  3. 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. All 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.
  4. Title attachments should follow the same convention as the email subject line:
    Genre – Name – Title – Medium (if applicable).extension
    For example:

    1. Fiction – Denis Johnson – Train Dreams.doc
    2. Visual Arts – Pete Doolittle – Vibrating Happy Robot X – Acrylic on Glass.tiff
  5. In the body of your email, briefly state your affiliation to CCSF (drama student, former librarian, department chair, parent of student, community member, etc), and include a short bio (50 words max).
  6. 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 726 at the CCSF Ocean Campus, or mailed to:

John Isles, English Department
50 Phelan Drive, San Francisco, CA 94112

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

Submissions Deadline for Spring 2017 issue: February 28th, 2017


  1. I saw a poster in a bookstore that said, “Please submit all entries by Sept, 24th” but I don’t see this deadline under submissions. Do you have deadline for the submissions? Could I submit a watercolor painting?

    1. Hi Sarah!

      We should probably include the submissions deadlines in the submissions page. Thanks for commenting! Haha. Last semester’s deadline was Sept. 24th, and was then extended to Oct. 1st. If you are still interested in submitting, our deadline for this semester is February 18th!

    1. Hi Helen!

      If you are not a CCSF student, that is perfectly we fine. We accept submissions from anybody who has a connection to the college–whether it be you were a previous student, or a part of staff, or etc.

      This semester’s deadline is February 18th. We hope you’ll submit!

  2. Hi, I am a secondary education inspector and I would like to publish some pedagogical articles in you magazine. Is it possible? I don’t Know whether your Forum magazine is specialised in such publications, but what I am sure about is that there is a Forum magazine that deals with educational matters and unfortunately, I don’t have its emails. Please try to help me fing that email.
    Many thanks in advance
    Yours truly,
    Mr Bouarrouj Faouzi

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