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Please refer to the Guidelines below before submitting any material.

Please fill out a submission form (available at all drop box locations) for each manuscript or artwork,
attaching it to your work with staples or paperclip.

Spring Street

Spring Street is Columbus State's annual literary and visual arts magazine. The Spring Street staff is now accepting submissions for the 2005 edition. Work by students, faculty, and staff are eligible for publication. Please, no alumni submissions.

As of today, March 6th, we are no longer accepting any submissions. Thank you to all those who submitted.

How to Submit

There are several ways to submit your material:

  • Pick up a form, fill it out, and drop it in one of the several drop boxes.

  • Submit via email to
  • Click here for information on submitting a work via email.

    Drop Box Locations:

  • Nester Hall 420

  • Library (Columbus Hall) - Main Desk

  • Westerville Campus - Student Lounge

  • Dublin Campus - Main Desk
  • Submission Guidelines

    We prefer that fiction, poetry, and nonfiction works be submitted on disk (PC or Mac) in Rich Text Format (RTF), with your name clearly marked on the disk, in addition to a printed copy. Disk should be in an envelope stapled to your submission sheet(s)-one form for each separate work on the disk. Multiple entries can be submitted on the same disk as long as each submission is a separate document. If that is not possible, please observe the following requirements:

    LITERATURE: Short stories, essays, reviews, and short plays should be typed in a standard typeface (such as Times) and double-spaced, on 8 1/2" x 11" paper. These works should not exceed 3,000 words. Pages should be numbered and the entire work stapled firmly together. Poems should be typed in a standard typeface and single-spaced, with no more than one poem per page. No submitted manuscripts will be returned; a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) should be included only if you want acknowledgement of acceptance or rejection of your submission(s). We prefer text submissions on disk (see guidelines above). Be sure to mark the "disk" line on reverse side of the paper form.

    ART: Original photographs, pen & ink drawings, sketches, blueprints, etc. in color or black and white will be considered. (Spring Street prints few color photos; in the past, some color submissions have been published in black & white if their artistic quality was not compromised.) If work of art is larger than 11" x 17", submit a photograph or slide. Do not submit your only copy of original drawings! No art will be returned by mail; artists submitting work may pick up their work by October 1, 2005. Contact Spring Street faculty advisor, Steve Abbott, at 287-5096.

    COPYRIGHT: Copyright for works published in Spring Street is retained by individual writers and artists.

    Drop your submission into one of the Spring Street drop boxes, located in the Library and Nestor Hall 420 (downtown campus, or mail them to Spring Street, Nestor Hall 420, Columbus State Community College, 550 E. Spring Street, Columbus OH 43215.

    Important Reminders:

    All paper submissions must be stapled or paper-clipped to a completed Spring Street submission form, available at each of the drop box sites. Materials without a completed form will not be considered for publication. Online submissions must include all required information.


    No literature submissions will be returned. Be sure you have a copy of your work before you submit it.