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Battelle Tompkins, Room 237

Burgtorf, Michael R
Sr. Administrative Assistant

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8047

Submission Guidelines

We encourage you to look at a recent issue of Folio to determine the compatibility of the your work with the magazine. Please be aware: Submissions which do not meet the following guidelines will not be considered and will be recycled:

  • Manuscripts are read between August 1 and February 14
  • Submit up to 5 poems or a prose piece of up to 5,000 words
  • Cover letters should be no more than one page and must contain all of the following:
    brief bio
    e-mail address
    mailing address
    phone number
  • title(s) of work enclosed
  • Include a SASE with postage for response (international submissions will receive e-mail responses)
  • Send submissions, cover letter, and SASE to:
    Department of Literature
    American University
    Washington, D.C. 20016


Art Submissions

We accept artwork in any medium, but the images should read well in black and white at 4" x 6". Submissions should be sent in high-resolution jpeg or TIFF files to between August 1 and March 10. Electronic art submissions should be accompanied by an e-mail with the title(s) of the work, a brief bio, and the artist’s contact information.