SLAM, the student literary and arts magazine of Pierce College, is currently seeking the best poetry, prose, drama and visual art created by Pierce College students. 

All poets, writers, artists and photographers are asked to limit the number of submitted works in each genre to ten. All submissions should include a brief (50 words) biographical note and be addressed to SLAM. All submissions should also include a signed Consent to Publish form (when submitting through Submittable, this is a check-box on your submission form).

For specific guidelines, see the genre options listed below.

All media welcome: Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Graphic Design, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, etc.

  • 2D & 3D artwork submissions must be scanned or photographed using .tiff or .png files, minimum of 500 x 500 pixels at 300 dpi 
  • Note: if submitting through Submittable, you may need to reduce your file size in order to attach your file. If your work is selected for publication, we will contact you for the larger file according to the criteria above.
  • Note: Students can also submit artwork on disc, deliverable to AAH 247 in Puyallup, or via your art professor. Students should indicate file format and platform. Disks will not be returned but may be picked up by contacting SLAM at ssnoek-brown@pierce.ctc.edu.

Excerpts from longer scripts are welcome, but submissions should work as stand-alone pieces

  • 10 script pages maximum
  • Do NOT put your name on the manuscript (works are reviewed anonymously)
  • Double-space and use a standard, 12pt font
  • Use .doc, .docx, or .rtf files

Excerpts from longer works are welcome, but submissions should work as stand-alone pieces

  • One page per complete comic (note that published pages will be 6x9 inches; consider this reduction in size when thinking about the number of panels in any one-page comic) 
  • Do NOT put your name on the manuscript (works are reviewed anonymously) – this includes your signature on the artwork
  • For digital submissions, use .tiff or .png files, minimum of 500 x 500 pixels at 300 dpi 
  • Note: if submitting through Submittable, you may need to reduce your file size in order to attach your file. If your work is selected for publication, we will contact you for the larger file according to the criteria above.
  • Note: Students can also submit artwork on disc, deliverable to AAH 247 in Puyallup, or via your art professor. Students should indicate file format and platform. Disks will not be returned but may be picked up by contacting SLAM at ssnoek-brown@pierce.ctc.edu.
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All forms welcome: formal, blank verse, free verse, prose poetry, concrete poetry, etc.

  • No set length, but submissions should total fewer than 10 pages worth of poetry
  • Do NOT put your name on the manuscript (works are reviewed anonymously)
  • Single-space and use a standard, 12pt font
  • For digital submissions, use .doc, .docx, or .rtf files

All genres welcome: fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, academic essays of general interest (academic essays with a course-specific audience may not be appropriate for a wider readership; consider your audience)

  • 3,500 words (approximately 10 typed, double-spaced pages) maximum
  • Do NOT put your name on the manuscript (works are reviewed anonymously)
  • Double-space and use a standard, 12pt font
  • Use .doc, .docx, or .rtf files
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