Ignatian Literary Magazine

The Ignatian, USF’s annual, student-run literary magazine, has been a part of the university’s history for more than 100 years. Edited by undergraduate students and supported by Assistant Professor Bruce Snider, The Ignatian strives to publish quality works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and art in any form from the Bay Area and beyond. Submissions are open to all artists & writers.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit your work to Submittable.
  • Submissions should not have been previously published elsewhere.
  • Multiple submissions are welcome.
  • We aim to provide a response to submitted work within three months of receiving your submission(s).
  • Work submitted must be the sole creative creation of the applying author, and should not be plagiarized from any other source.
  • ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

    ART

  • Please submit a 300 dpi, high-res image of your art.
  • Submit only your original creative work.
  • No title for your artwork is required. If untitled, your work will be named as "Untitled" in the issue.
  • FICTION

  • 25-page maximum.
  • Please attach a brief third-person bio to your submission.
  • A maximum of three spelling and grammar errors will be allowed.
  • Goodwill of intent of writing irrelevant to publication.
  • Stories should be single-spaced, with a clear title and the author's name included in the document.
  • Titles are required.
  • NONFICTION

  • Content should be based on either the author's experiences, the account of someone the author has personally met or on fact that the author has researched. Work that takes an excessive amount of creative license regarding the work's content (excluding literary devices) should be submitted as fiction.
  • Although there is no word limit, the editors reserve the right to abridge work if they feel it is too long. This will not be done without the author's consent.
  • Titles are required.
  • All decisions made by the nonfiction editors regarding content are final.
  • POETRY

  • Although there is no word limit, the editors reserve the right to abridge work if they feel it is too long. This will not be done without the author's consent.
  • All poems must be titled; if they are not, they will be given a default title of the first line of the poem.
  • Please submit poems in the format you wish for them to appear; a selected poem will be published in the format we receive the poem in. It is up to the author to ensure that the document submitted matches the same format they desire.
  • Please attach a brief third-person bio to your submission.