Fall 2011 Artwork

Submission Window for the Spring 2017 edition of the Paper Lantern:

  • Submission is open only to currently enrolled students at Normandale Community College.
  • Submissions are now being accepted through March 3, 2017.

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 Lynette Reini-Grandell, via email at Lynette.Reini-Grandell@normandale.edu, by phone to (952) 358-8877, or at C-2080 during office hours or by appointment.