Threshold 2013 is Now Accepting Submissions


Threshold, DePaul’s award-winning annual literary arts magazine, is now accepting submissions for its 2013 issue. Please see the following letter from Threshold‘s Editors in Chief, Borja Cabada (MAWP) and Rachel Harthcock (Undergraduate in English).

To the DePaul Community,

We are excited to announce that Threshold is now open for submissions for the 33rd issue. DePaul’s award-winning art and literary magazine is seeking writers and artists from any undergraduate and graduate programs who have original writing or visual pieces invested with the human experience.  We are calling for compelling nonfiction essays, fiction pieces, poetry, plays, screenplays, digital work and fine art. Threshold continues to operate by students for students.

Submission requirements are as follows:


-Multiple genre submissions are allowed, although we will only accept one piece in each genre, with the exception of poetry, in which we will accept up to three poems. Prose pieces may be excerpts from a larger working collection (novel, screenplay, etc.) but must stand on their own.

-Fiction and Non-Fiction pieces should be 5,000 words or less.

-One to three poetry submissions should be included in a single file.

-Dramatic Literature
includes screenplays and plays up to 15 pages.

-Please email all submissions to with the genre of your submission as the subject line. Doc, .docx, or pdf formats only.

-Two documents should be attached to your email including the submission itself and a cover page detailing contact information, including your first and last name, the genre of your submission, email, phone number, and the title(s) of your piece(s). There should be no names or other contact information on the submission.

-Submissions will close Friday, February 15 at 11:59 PM.


-There is no limit to the number of submissions.

-Digital Work: All digital files should be saved as an eps or tiff with the following file label: LastName_Title.tiff. All work should be exactly 300 dpi and approximately 8×10 (depending on the format of your work). This should be done without interpolation–do not resample the image when resizing.

-Fine Art: All work should be photographed or scanned and submitted only as a digital file with the following file label: LastName_Title.jpg. Please make sure that it is at a high resolution (300 dpi) and if possible, color corrected.

-Please include your name, email address, title of the work, media, dimensions, and date completed. Please email all submissions to art.threshold.dpu [at] gmail [dot] com or hand in submissions to the AMD Office by Friday, February 15.

Those selected for publication will receive a copy of the magazine and DePaul notoriety. Following publication, there will be the limelight of the magazine launch reading event and affair.

Any questions, big and small, should be emailed directly to Updates regarding the magazine; submission particulars, FAQs and upcoming readings are regularly posted on our Tumblr page,

Thank you for the interest.


Rachel Harthcock and Borja Cabada
Threshold Co Editors in Chief
Joe Horton
Threshold Art Director

All DePaul English graduate students are encouraged to submit their work to the magazine.

We would also like to congratulate the three English Graduate Students who have been selected as editors for this year’s Threshold: Fiction Editor Jared Gerling (MAWP), Nonfiction Editor Michael Van Kerckhove (MAWP), and Dramatic Literature Editor Maria Genovese (MAWP).

Best of luck to all who send in their work!


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