Submission Guidelines

Students must be enrolled in at least one IVCC credit hour within the last 12 months to be considered for publication. Student should fill out this form for each submission and then email submission file (see below directions) attachment to RiverCurrents.IVCC@gmail.com.

All submissions must be original work, no reproductions accepted. For general submissions, please include your name, the title of your work, and the medium (poetry, oil on canvas, memoir, etc.) in your email. River Currents accepts up to 20 pages of prose (10 page maximum per piece), up to 8 individual poems, and up to 10 visual image submissions per student.

View our IVCC Creates Contest page for contest guidelines.

Submission Guidelines


Written Work

  • send no more than 8 individual poems.
  • limit prose pieces to 7-10 pages; a maximum of 20 pages per student.
  • fill out this form for each submission
    • we will ask you to provide your name as you’d like it to appear in print, the title of your work as you’d like it to appear in print, and whether it’s poetry, essay, fiction, screenplay, creative non-fiction, or memoir.
  • email the submission file as a .doc .docx or .rtf file to RiverCurrents.IVCC@gmail.com with the title of the submission included in the subject line

Visual and Graphic Artwork

  • provide color photograph of physical artwork such as paintings, ceramics, textiles, etc.
  • while River Currents cannot accept the actual paintings, ceramics, textiles, etc. as submissions, we may request gallery time for artwork.
  • send no more than 10 visual submissions.
  • fill out this form for each submission
    • we will ask you to provide your name as you’d like it to appear in print, the title of your work as you’d like it to appear in print, and medium of the artwork.
  • email the submission file as a .jpg or .png file to RiverCurrents.IVCC@gmail.com with the title of the submission included in the subject line

2018 issue submission deadline is October 2, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

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