A new season for submitting your latest, greatest creative work!

Welcome to another season of submissions! We’re still riding high from the release of the stunning winter issue. Did you see that cover? Didn’t you love the content? We’re well on our way to another (maybe even more) dynamic issue. For students wanting to see their creative work in print, Pathos is the perfect outlet.

As PSU’s only students-first literary journal, our mission is to help our peers at Portland State reach their creative goals. This term, we hope student artists with aspirations to publish their work will take the first step. Submitting your darlings can be daunting. We promise, the anxiety all becomes worth it once you get that acceptance letter. Each one of us on the Pathos staff is an artist or a writer or both. We hope we can welcome you into our big, warm Pathos community. For those of you new to the Pathos submission process, see our guidelines below. Here’s hoping the warm weather charges, rather than melts, your creative, brilliant brains.

POETRY CATEGORY

  1. Submissions should not exceed 50 lines in length.
  2. Acceptable file types are .DOC, .DOCX, and.PDF. Written works with a visual element should instead be submitted to the Visual Art Category.
  3. Please do not submit collections of poetry as one submission.

PROSE CATEGORY

  1. Submissions should not exceed 3,000 words in length.
  2. We accept fiction AND nonfiction, including (but not limited to) essays, travel writing, short stories, flash fiction, and reviews. Excerpts from longer works are permissible, but that distinction must be made clear.
  3. Acceptable file types are.DOC, .DOCX, and.PDF. Written works with a visual element should instead be submitted to the Visual Art Category.

VISUAL ART CATEGORY

  1. We accept drawings, prints, illustrations, photography, paintings, graphic design/digital artwork, and multimedia.
  2. For each work, please make sure that all files are high resolution (minimum of 300dpi).
  3. Acceptable file types are .JPG, .PNG, and .PDF.
  4. Please include any specifications, captions, and/or other information you would like to publish with the piece in your cover letter.

REVIEW CATEGORY

  1. As part of our mission to connect PSU students with the greater creative community, Pathos is now offering reviews for select complete student works (demo albums, chapbooks, full length plays, etc.).
  2. To have your work considered for review, please submit a pitch letter as an attachment (not as the cover letter). This should include a summary of your work, a description of your intended audience, and how a review by Pathos would help you.
  3. If your pitch is accepted, please be prepared to provide copies of the work to be reviewed (either physical or digital).
  4. Reviews are published online only.

OTHER

  1. If none of the above categories quite fit your work, please e-mail us at pathoslitmag@gmail.com with a description of your submission.
  2. We will provide you with guidelines and feedback specific to your project PRIOR to submitting to this category. Please do not submit to this category without e-mailing us first!
  3. To name a few examples, Pathos is also interested in publishing musical scores, short plays, screenplays, and innovative creative work. Use your imagination!

Our Winter 2016 Contributors

It’s been one heck of a term for Pathos Literary Magazine, all thanks to our readers and the bold artists and writers on the Portland State campus. Our Fall 2015 issue was one of our most widely read issues (seriously, we’ve barely been able to stock the stands quickly enough to supply PSU’s demand, and we have a lot of dedicated volunteers for just that). Our submission window for Winter 2016 yielded an unexpected volume of submissions in all categories, and we were thrilled to see students from all sorts of departments submit their academic and extracurricular creative work.

It is our great pleasure to announce the contributors to our Winter 2016 issue, which will be available for free on campus this week.

  • Jacob Adams
  • Alexis Day Erickson
  • Alex Diaz-Hui
  • Daisy Feller
  • L. Hart
  • Vi La Bianca
  • Kerstin A. La Cross
  • Inna Leonchik
  • Jocelyn Loyd
  • Flannery Mack
  • Ariel Martin-Reed
  • Shannon Merrigan
  • Marisol Moreno Ortiz
  • J Olinger
  • Sol Ontiveros
  • Nitya Prem
  • W.R. Soasey
  • Asya Volkova

A Motivational Deadline: 30 Hours Left to Submit to Pathos!

The submission window for the Pathos Literary Magazine Winter Issue is approaching quickly! If you’re a current student at Portland State University this term and you’re hoping to have your work published in the upcoming Winter Issue, there are 30 hours left for you to make your submission.

If you want to see your work in beautiful print all over campus in the Pathos magazine stands this term, you have until 11:59PM tomorrow, Feb. 12, 2016 to bring us your very best, very favorite, and most polished creative work for consideration by our team of student staff and volunteers. Below, you can find details from our guidelines page about what we’re looking for in the Poetry, Prose, Visual Art, Review, and mysterious “Other” categories.

POETRY CATEGORY

  1. Submissions should not exceed 50 lines in length.
  2. Acceptable file types are .DOC, .DOCX, and.PDF. Written works with a visual element should instead be submitted to the Visual Art Category.
  3. Please do not submit collections of poetry as one submission.

PROSE CATEGORY

  1. Submissions should not exceed 3,000 words in length.
  2. We accept fiction AND nonfiction, including (but not limited to) essays, travel writing, short stories, flash fiction, and reviews. Excerpts from longer works are permissible, but that distinction must be made clear.
  3. Acceptable file types are.DOC, .DOCX, and.PDF. Written works with a visual element should instead be submitted to the Visual Art Category.

VISUAL ART CATEGORY

  1. We accept drawings, prints, illustrations, photography, paintings, graphic design/digital artwork, and multimedia.
  2. For each work, please make sure that all files are high resolution (minimum of 300dpi).
  3. Acceptable file types are .JPG, .PNG, and .PDF.
  4. Please include any specifications, captions, and/or other information you would like to publish with the piece in your cover letter.

REVIEW CATEGORY

  1. As part of our mission to connect PSU students with the greater creative community, Pathos is now offering reviews for select complete student works (demo albums, chapbooks, full length plays, etc.).
  2. To have your work considered for review, please submit a pitch letter as an attachment (not as the cover letter). This should include a summary of your work, a description of your intended audience, and how a review by Pathos would help you.
  3. If your pitch is accepted, please be prepared to provide copies of the work to be reviewed (either physical or digital).
  4. Reviews are published online only.

OTHER

  1. If none of the above categories quite fit your work, please e-mail us at pathoslitmag@gmail.com with a description of your submission.
  2. We will provide you with guidelines and feedback specific to your project PRIOR to submitting to this category. Please do not submit to this category without e-mailing us first!
  3. To name a few examples, Pathos is also interested in publishing musical scores, short plays, screenplays, and innovative creative work. Use your imagination!