Things that could get published in Pathos this Winter:

  • a story you made up
  • a story that was a true story
  • a doodle on the corner of your Spanish worksheet
  • a photo of your dog
  • a photo of plants
  • a doodle on your year-old Powell’s bookmark
  • a review of the newest album you bought and won’t stop playing even though one of the speakers on your CD player is broken
  • a poem you wrote about your ex
  • a poem you wrote about the ocean
  • a poem you wrote about spaghetti
  • a photo of spaghetti on a pretty dish next to red wine in a pretty glass
  • a painting of a bowl of fruit sitting on a green couch
  • a dialogue of the conversation the couple next to you in the cafeteria was loudly having
  • a creative masterpiece you made that you’re too scared to show anyone else

But seriously, Pathos accepts a wide variety of creative work. Don’t limit yourself! Experiment! Try something new. When was the last time you tried something for the first time?

You could, but are not limited to, submit…

Poetry: sonnet, haiku, free verse, metered, spoken word, all forms

Fiction: flash fiction, short story, novel/novella excerpt

Non-Fiction: biography, creative narrative, interview, personal narrative, article, essay

Reviews: music, books, films, events

Visual Art: drawing, painting, graphic design, comic strip, collage, embroidery, prints, photography, multimedia (even creative video/film submissions we could publish online)

Submissions for our next print publication are open NOW. Submit written work at or submit visual work by emailing

Winter submission season is here!

Welcome to Winter 2018: a season for sipping hot coffee, lounging around sheltered from the rain and cold working on your poetry or painting projects, and submitting your creative work for print in Pathos! We’re incredibly grateful to have put together such a beautiful magazine full of such creative, diverse, and authentic content Fall term. We hope our community of artists and writers are feeling inspired and motivated again this term to help us co-create a stunning publication which represents the complex artistic abilities and diverse experiences of our unique university. Pathos, PSU’s only students-only literary and artistic magazine, is a community for all PSU student artists and writers aspiring to see their creative work in print. We love showcasing the clever and creative brilliance of our student generated work. Submit your work when you feel ready. Go to to submit your written works or email us at to submit your visual art. Happy Winter term 2018! Stay warm and stay creative!

List of things that can get published in Pathos this Fall:

Submissions for Pathos are open! SUBMIT YOUR WORK HERE

  • a detailed account of what happened when you visited the dentist last
  • a photograph of your trash can
  • a doodle on your PGE bill
  • a poem about milk
  • a comic that tells the story of five frogs coming together to defeat the predatory dragonflies that won’t stop eating their tad poles
  • a receipt from Taco Bell that shows that you managed to spend $35 there
  • the grocery list you found at the bottom of your backpack from July
  • a review of the book you read last night and how you kept dropping it in the bathtub, and a reflection on how dropping the book in the tub impacted your reading of the book
  • a selfie with the Josh Kline exhibit at the Portland Art Museum
  • a selfie with an actual riot officer
  • the piece you made of your best friend out of sparkles and macaroni noodles from the third grade
  • your list of things to do today
  • a rant about the person in your class that wouldn’t stop ranting about music/art festivals
  • or something formal and serious whatever you want have fun be creative and submit your work to Pathos!