Submission Guidelines


Chrysalis Literary and Arts Journal     

2013 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Winner:

Overall Excellence in a Literary Magazine


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.

Deadline to submit work for the 2017 issue is December 1st, 2016


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

*Format for 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.




Graphic Comic/Novel Shorts: Graphic novel submissions should be no longer than 2-6 page layouts. 
Photo Essays: Photo essays may include up to 6 photographs suitable for half or quarter-page layout. These photos should be black and white and high contrast.
Photography and Artwork: Photos, drawings, paintings, graphic art, and photos of sculptures and installations are accepted.

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


Please Note:
  • 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 publications during the Spring semester.
  • You may submit to more than one category.



Email Submissions to: chrysalis@epcc.edu
*Attach only one submission per email.




PUBLICATION DATE:  Chrysalis is published annually in the Spring.





El Paso Community College, Transmountain Campus, Room 1654
9570 Gateway Blvd. North; El Paso, TX 79924


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