FAQ

What do we publish?

Corridors publishes original student work, including pieces of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, and photography. We will also consider other creative works, such as comics, music scores, etc. Please email us at corridors@loyola.edu if you have questions about a unique creative piece that you would like us to consider for publication.

Are there any length restrictions for written submissions?

Written pieces should not exceed 15 pages double spaced. However, the longer a piece is, the stronger the writing must be in order for us to accept it. Please consult previous issues of Corridors to get a general idea for lengths we have published before.

How many pieces can I submit? / Can I submit to multiple genres?

Send as many submissions as you like in as many genres as you like. Submit 3 poems, 4 pieces of art, 5 photographs: that’s fine. We will review all submissions with care.

How do I submit? and/or How do I format my submission?

Submit by sending an email to corridors@loyola.edu with your submission(s) attached. Each submission should be a separate attachment with your last name, the genre, and  the title in the file name. For example, “Last Name_Nonfiction_The Title.” If you are submitting multiple poems, please send each one in a separate word document.

Does my work need a title?

We prefer written works to be submitted with a title. If you have untitled artwork or photography, you do not need to include the title for your submission if you do not have one; simply title the file “Last Name_Art_1” or “Last Name_Photography_1,” then 2, 3, so on, for multiple submissions. When we contact you about the acceptance of your art/photography piece(s), we will request a title.

When do I submit?

Each year, we have two deadlines. The first deadline is usually in November, and the second and final deadline for the year is usually in February. The reason that we have two deadlines is to allow our staffs to have ample time to read all submissions, and we strongly appreciate submissions getting in before the first deadline; however, there is no penalty to submitting before the second and final deadline instead.

 

When will I hear back about my submission?

You will hear back about your submission in mid-to-late March or early April.

I want to submit, but I don’t know if my writing is strong enough. What do I do?

There are plenty of options! Our editors love receiving pieces that have been notably revised. Take your potential submission(s) to the writing center, and choose a tutor with experience in the genre of your piece; some of our staff members are often also tutors at the writing center and will be able to offer you detailed advice on your piece might be received with suggestions for revision. For help choosing a tutor, inquire at the front desk or consult the writing center’s website for staff bios. Alternatively, ask a professor to look over the piece for you and offer feedback. Finally, we will sometimes offer editing workshops, in which our editors will be available to look over pieces before submissions to offer feedback.

When/How can I get a copy of Corridors?

Keep an eye out for our annual release party at the end of the year in late April to receive a first-look copy of Corridors as well as enjoy snacks and live readings. After the release party, copies ofCorridorsmay be found throughout the writing department as well as other select locations on campus. Corridorsis absolutely free. Take a copy and enjoy.

How can I apply to be on the staff?

We accept new staff applications at the beginning of every school year. See the news section above. Our staffs are friendly, co-operative, and dedicated to the production of Corridors. We love to accept new members onto our teams. You do not have to be a writing or English major to apply or submit. Corridorsis open to all majors.

Please email and additional questions to corridors@loyola.edu.

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