Submission Guidelines

Chrysalis is an annual literary and arts journal published by El Paso Community College that features work by EPCC’s students, faculty, and staff, as well as writers and artists of all ages from the community at large.

Our Reading period is from April 15 - October 15 of each year


Fiction: Submit up to 2 stories/novel excerpts (no more than 4,000 words each)
Non-fiction: Submit up to 2 pieces (no more than 4,000 words each)
Poetry: Submit up to 5 poems. All styles, themes and forms are accepted.
Play or Screenplay: Submit 1-2 scenes
Graphic Comic/Novel Shorts: Submissions should be no longer than 2-6 page layouts.


Photography and Artwork: Photos, drawings, paintings, graphic art, and photos of sculptures and installations are accepted.


Text Submissions: Submissions for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, and screenplays are accepted in English and/or Spanish. All documents should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (.doc). Include the work’s title and your name as part of the file name.

Artwork/Graphic Shorts Submissions:
Save artwork & photos as JPEG format (300 dpi preferred).
Include the work’s title and your name as part of the file name.

  • In order for your submission to be considered, you must download, fill out, and attach the Information Form along with your submission.
  • You will be notified if your work has been selected for publication by December 1st.
  • You may submit to more than one category.
  • Chrysalis only accepts electronic submissions. Email submissions to *Attach only one submission per email.

PUBLICATION DATE:  Chrysalis is published annually in the Spring.

El Paso Community College, Valle Verde Campus, Room C433
919 Hunter Dr., El Paso, TX 79915

The EPCC District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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