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 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. 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: Vibrating Happy Robot X_Visual Arts_Acrylic on Glass_Pete Doolittle
  2. 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.
  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. 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.
  4. Title attachments should follow the same convention as the email subject line:
    title_art medium/writing genre_first and last name.extension
    For example:

    1. Train Dreams_Fiction_Denis Johnson.doc
    2. Vibrating Happy Robot X_Visual Arts_Acrylic on Glass_Pete Doolittle.tiff
  5. In the body of your email 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 368 at the CCSF Ocean Campus, or mailed to:

Steven Mayers
English Department, Box L186
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 2018 issue: February 28th at 11:59 pm

13 thoughts on “Submissions

  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. webforumccsf

      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. webforumccsf

      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. Mr Bouarrouj Faouzi

    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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