Submission Guidelines

*** Please note we have updated our visual art submission guidelines below

Esprit, a review of arts and letters, features work by students of The University of Scranton and is published each fall and spring as a co-curricular activity of the English Department. All submissions are reviewed anonymously. All accepted submissions to Esprit that are the work of currently enrolled full-time undergraduates at The University of Scranton will be considered, according to genre, for The Berrier Prose Award ($100), The Berrier Poetry Award ($100), and The Esprit Graphics Award ($100). 

We will consider a maximum of five visual art submissions and five literary submissions (poetry and/or prose) per author/artist. Esprit does not accept resubmissions, works currently under consideration elsewhere or previously published works.

 

Manuscripts (Electronic Submission)

Original stories, poems, essays, translations, features, sketches, humor, satire, interviews, and short plays must be typed and saved in Microsoft Word file format (.docx). All manuscripts, except poetry and short plays, must be double-spaced. Every page of the manuscript must list the title and page number in the upper right corner. It is recommended that all manuscripts be submitted in 12-point Times New Roman font. The author's name must NOT appear at any point in the manuscript to ensure that all submissions are judged anonymously. Each submission is to be saved as a separate Word file, and all submissions are to be attached to a single email and sent to espritsubmissions@scranton.edu from the author's University email account.

 The text of the email must contain the following information:

Writer's name
Royal ID number
Year in school and enrollment status (full-time or part-time)
Major(s) and honors program(s) (Business Leadership, Honors, SJLA, or Magis)
Genre(s) of submissions emailed (poetry or prose)
Title of each work submitted in the listed genre(s)

Submissions received late, mislabeled or emailed without all of the above information will NOT be considered.

 

Visual Art - Electronic Submission

Black and white/color photographs and pen and ink drawings work best in this format, but pencil drawings, collages and paintings will be considered. If possible, upload your submission(s) to OneDrive through your my.scranton email account in the highest possible quality, and share that OneDrive file in an email to espritsubmissions@scranton.edu. If there are any questions or issues with this method, please email the Editor-in-Chief for the Spring 2021 semester, Amanda Tolvaisa (amanda.tolvaisa@scranton.edu).

In the body of the email, submissions must include:

Artist's name
Royal ID number
Year in school and enrollment status (full-time or part-time)
Major(s) and honors program(s) (Business Leadership, Honors, SJLA, or Magis)
Genre(s) of submissions emailed (art or photography)
Title of each work submitted in the listed genre(s)

Medium of each work submitted (photography, pencil sketch, oil painting, etc.) If any submission is a study of or is otherwise dependent upon another artist's work, please supply the other artist's name and that work's title.

Submissions received late or without the above information will not be considered. 

Please to do NOT address questions regarding submission policy to espritsubmissions@scranton.edu; this email address is expressly for receiving prose and poetry submissions and will not be accessed until the Esprit submission deadline has passed. Questions should instead be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief for the Spring 2021 semester, Amanda Tolvaisa(amanda.tolvaisa@scranton.edu).

Deadline for submissions for Spring 2021: 9 April 

Past issues of Esprit are available online by clicking here. Return to the main Esprit page by clicking here, or enter this address: http://scranton.edu/esprit.