Fall 2011 Artwork

Submission Window for the Fall 2018 edition of the Paper Lantern:

  • Submission is open only to currently enrolled students at Normandale Community College.
  • Submissions are now being accepted through October 23, 2018.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Effective as of the Fall 2013 issue of the Paper Lantern, submissions are taken via Submittable. Submittable is a free and easy way for writers to submit work to a variety of publications, and then to help you keep track of the work you've submitted for publication.
  • Do not include any identifying information within the body or margins of your work.
  • Keep a copy of your work--your materials will not be returned to you.
  • All works must be titled. Works without titles will not be reviewed.
  • We encourage multiple submissions in multiple categories, within the limits described below. However, each title/work must be submitted separately.
  • Please include a brief author/artist bio (10-100 words) with each submission. Cover letters are optional.
  • Poetry submissions are limited to 1000 words, single-spaced, and must be in DOC or DOCX format. Up to a maximum of 5 poems per author.
  • Prose submissions are limited to 2500 words, double-spaced, with page numbers, and must be in DOC or DOCX format. Up to 3 works of prose.
  • Visual art submissions must be in jpg format and suitable for photocopying in black and white. Please include the medium in your cover letter. Up to a maximum of 5 illustrations.

Editorial Process:

  • Submissions selected for publication will appear in both the print and online versions of the magazine.
  • All work is reviewed anonymously, and acceptance is based on literary and artistic merit.
  • Submissions, with names and contact information removed, will be evaluated by Normandale students and review meeting are open to the student body.
  • Contributors may join the meetings and discuss work with other participants. However, they should not identify themselves as the author of a work when that work comes up for discussion.
  • The reviewers do not provide written feedback of individual submissions. However, being present at meetings during craft-based discussions of various works is an excellent source of feedback.
  • Contributors will be notified whether their work has been accepted for publication shortly before the magazine goes to press late in the semester.

Questions? Contact Thomas Maltman, via email at thomas.maltman@normandale.edu, by phone to (952) 358-8914, or at C-2080 during office hours or by appointment.