A Message from the Threshold Editors

Threshold is DePaul University’s premier student-run literary magazine. The magazine features creative work by DePaul students in the fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama genres. Threshold is currently accepting submissions for its 2011 issue out in June. Read below for workshops and submissions deadlines and guidelines.

Threshold 2011 Workshops


Save the dates for our workshop events:

Wednesday, February 2nd


John T Richardson Library, Rm 308

Thursday, February 3rd


John T Richardson Library, Rm 308

Bring your creative work to the event and have the Threshold staff review your piece and give you feedback toward improvement!

Threshold 2011 Submissions Criteria

Submission Criteria:

• You may submit once to each genre, with the exception of poetry, in which we will accept up to three poems.

• Prose can be of any length, though we do ask that you consider your piece to be of reasonable length. This may include portions or chapters of novels, but the work should stand on its own as a whole piece.

• Poetry submissions can be any length (again, let’s not try for the Odyssey).

How to Submit:

All submissions must be in by noon on February 7, 2011.

• All submissions will be taken electronically to threshold2011@gmail.com with the category of you submission as the subject, ie “poetry submission,” “fiction submission,” etc.

• The email of your submitted work should contain two documents ONE will be a contacts page including first and last name, the genre to which you are submitting, email and/or phone number, and the title of your piece. The SECOND document will consist of your original creative work including ONLY the title (no indications of the author’s identity anywhere on the piece).

• The work must be submitted in a .doc or .docx format only.

Those who are selected for publication will receive a free copy of the journal and will also be eligible for our new Threshold Award for Excellence, given to one outstanding piece in each genre. These awards will selected by Chicago-area authors and presented at the Launch Party.

If you have any questions regarding submissions and/or about Threshold in general, please feel free to email questions to threshold2011@gmail.com.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s