Floodwall will open to submissions during the fall 2021 semester from October 1st to October 29th. Please see our submission categories below!
When the storms come or the winter's melt swells the rivers, floodwalls keep the high waters at bay and shelter us from the worst of the elements. Floodwalls are the products of ingenuity, constructed out of concrete and earthworks, a vision for elegance and design, our own reactions to the past and anticipation of what's to come. Floodwalls are also symbols of resilience, collaboration, and community.
As UND's student-run campus lit mag, Floodwall Magazine wants to see your own creative levees, the art you've crafted to withstand the rising tides: your poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, visual arts, photography, multimodal work, and more.
Floodwall is shelter and art; Floodwall is by UND students and for UND students. While you're waiting for us to reply to your submission, we hope you'll check out our latest issue.
Fall 2021 Call for Submissions
During the fall 2021 semester, Floodwall will be open to from Friday, October 1, 2021, until Friday, October 29, 2021. We invite submissions from all current University of North Dakota undergraduate and graduate students, as well as students enrolled in certificate programs.
This year, we will accept submissions through the forms listed below. You will need to log into these forms using your UND credentials (for example, email@example.com). Please read our submission guidelines, and then send us your work!
Floodwall is open to submissions of short fiction, microfiction, and flash fiction. You can submit one short story of up to 5,000 words, or a packet (not to exceed 3,000 words) of up to 3 microfictions or flash fictions. Excerpts from longer works are welcome, but they must be able to stand on their own. Please double-space your fiction submission. Submit your work as an MSWord .doc or .docx file, and please include your full name in the file name.
Floodwall is open to submissions of poetry of any length. You can submit either a single poem or a packet of up to 5 poems. Please single-space your poetry submissions, unless the spacing is integral to the poem. Submit your work as an MSWord .doc or .docx file, and please include your full name in the file name.
Nonfiction—Creative Nonfiction, Criticism, and Craft Essays
Floodwall is open to submissions of creative nonfiction, personal essays, memoir, literary journalism, and more. You can submit one essay of up to 5,000 words, or a packet (not to exceed 3,000 words) of up to 3 micro- or flash-length nonfictions. Excerpts from longer works are welcome, but they must be able to stand on their own.
We would also love to see your critical writing, whether that's a fresh and an exciting take on a contemporary issue, or a piece of pressing research that you're excited about. We're also open to reviews of books, movies, television shows, games, and more. We'd also be delighted to consider craft essays on the subjects of writing, art, music—and why we create in those genres.
Please double-space your fiction submission. Submit your work as an MSWord .doc or .docx file, and please include your full name in the file name.
Photography and Visual Arts
Floodwall invites submissions of photography, visual arts, photo essays, digital art projects, and more. Submit a portfolio of up to 5 pieces, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, saved as a common file type like .jpg or .png.
Interested in submitting work to Floodwall, but don't know if your work fits in any of the above categories? We still want to hear from you.
If you have questions about what might be a good fit for Floodwall, please drop us a line with the subject line "Query" at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email our advisor, Dr. Patrick Henry, at email@example.com.