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Furrow (Gold Star Program) Gold Star

Winner of the AWP National Program Directors’ Prize, Furrow is an annual literary journal that showcases outstanding writing and art from undergraduates across the U.S.

Our team of undergraduate editors at UW-Milwaukee publishes a beautiful, full-color print issue each spring, and we feature new work throughout the year on our website, uwm.edu/furrow.

We accept unpublished short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and comics from undergraduates at any U.S. college or university, and we do not charge submission fees. Our reading period is December 1 to February 20. To be eligible for publication in our 2024 issue, you need to have been enrolled as an undergraduate at any U.S. college or university in the 2023-24 academic year. (Students who graduate in December are still eligible for publication in spring 2024.)

We allow simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your submission if it gets accepted for publication at a different journal before we respond to your work. We usually send out acceptance and rejection notifications in April.

Art & Comics

Temp Closed

Opens on Sunday, December 1, 2024 12:00 AM CST (in 194 days)

Please submit clear, good quality images of up to 5 unpublished artworks. Please leave your name off the images and file name. To be eligible for submission you must be (or have been) enrolled as an undergraduate at any U.S. college or university during the 2023-24 academic year. Selection is competitive, so please submit your best work.

Creative Nonfiction

Temp Closed

Opens on Sunday, December 1, 2024 12:00 AM CST (in 194 days)

Please submit only 1 unpublished essay, up to 5,000 words, double-spaced. Please leave your name OFF the pages and file name. To be eligible for submission you must be (or have been) enrolled as an undergraduate at any U.S. college or university during the 2023-24 academic year. Selection is competitive, so please submit your best, most polished work.

Poetry

Temp Closed

Opens on Saturday, December 21, 2024 12:00 AM CST (in 214 days)

Please submit up to 5 unpublished poems. Please leave your name off the pages and file name. To be eligible for submission you must be (or have been) enrolled as an undergraduate at any U.S. college or university during the 2023-24 academic year. Selection is competitive, so please submit your best, most polished work.

Short Fiction

Temp Closed

Opens on Saturday, December 21, 2024 12:00 AM CST (in 214 days)

Submission Period: Dec. 1, 2023 - Feb. 20, 2024.

Please submit only 1 unpublished short story of under 5,000 words, double-spaced. Please leave your name off the pages and file name.

To be eligible for submission you must be (or have been) enrolled as an undergraduate at any U.S. college or university during the 2021-22 academic year.

Selection is competitive, so please submit your best, most polished work. To see what kind of work Furrow publishes, check out uwm.edu/furrow.