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Literary magazine Spirits seeking submissions from community members, students, faculty

Award-winning publication issues call for original artwork, photography, fiction, essays, and poetry; deadline is Friday, Feb. 23.

The staff of Spirits, the Indiana University Northwest literary/arts magazine, is accepting submissions for the spring issue of the award-winning publication. Students, faculty, staff, and also members of the Northwest Indiana community are invited to submit their original, previously unpublished artwork, photographs, essays, poems, or fiction for consideration. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 23.

Photography and artwork may be submitted through the IU Northwest Fine Arts Department, located in Room 73, Tamarack Hall. If transporting artwork poses a problem, contact the department at (219) 980-6810.

Written submissions may be e-mailed to, or they may be delivered either to the Spirits office, located in the Moraine Student Center, or to the IU Northwest English Department in Room 405, Hawthorn Hall, or to the Office of Student Life in Room 217, Savannah Center. Submission forms also are available at these locations. All submissions should have a completed submission form attached; hand-delivered English submissions should include printed and digital copies.

Established in 1990, the bi-annual Spirits has won more than 100 awards from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association. It has won “Literary Magazine of the Year” six times. Spirits provides a public venue for the creative talents of writers, artists and photographers from the IU Northwest campus and from across Northwest Indiana.

The Spirits staff invites Northwest Indiana residents to share their personal works and visions with the IU Northwest campus community. For more information about Spirits or about the submission process, contact the magazine’s staff at (219) 981-4267, or visit .



Media Contact:

Christopher Sheid
Specialist, OMC

Michelle Searer
Director, OMC
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