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Submission Guidelines

We will begin accepting submissions from our respected faculty, staff, students, and alumni on January 21, 2019. To facilitate the editorial process, please adhere to the following submission guidelines:

PROSE. Prose manuscriptsincluding fiction and nonfictionshould not exceed 3,000 words. This includes abstracts, references, notes, etc.

POETRY. Poetry submissions should contain 3-5 pieces. Each poem should be placed on a separate page.

Potential contributors should also:

  • Use black type only.
  • Submit only in Times New Roman font.
  • Use font size 12 for the manuscript.
  • Center the title.
  • Indent first line of each paragraph.
  • Double-space the text.
  • Place dialogue in quotation marks.
  • Include a brief bio at the end of the document. The bio should include the writer’s publications, institutional affiliations, awards, and interests.

STYLE GUIDELINES. Concerning style and formatting, potential contributors may use style guidelines related to their respective disciplines: MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORKS AND PLAGIARISM. We are soliciting original manuscripts only. Please do not submit previously published work. All submissions will be reviewed. By submitting your work, you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism.

STANDARDS AND PRACTICES. Keep in mind that this is a college publication; therefore, submissions must conform to RCBC’s standards and practices of civility. Use of foul, obscene, abusive, or demeaning language will result in the automatic rejection of the manuscript. This includes gratuitous use of profanity that has no academic or artistic value.

HOW TO SUBMIT. Send submissions to as either a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. Please include your name and email address on each page. 

SUBMISSION PERIOD. The submission period is open from January 21, 2019 to May 13, 2019.

NOTE. The editorial staff will consider all submissions and we will make every effort to respond to individual manuscripts. We reserve the right to edit documents if grammatical or typographical errors are found.

We look forward to reading your work!