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.

Submit Entries

Students may submit their work in one of three ways.

By Mail

SLAM Pierce College
1601 39th Avenue SE
Puyallup, Washington 98374

By Email

Samuel Snoek-Brown

By Submittable Online Submissions Manager

Submit Entries Online

Guidelines

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.

For specific guidelines, see the genre options listed below. 

Copyright Notice and Consent to Publish

If submitting through Submittable, please check the “Consent” box before submitting. If submitting in person, please print and sign the following statement and include it with your submission:

“By submitting my work to SLAM, I acknowledge that my work is original and that I alone own the copyright, and I grant SLAM permission to publish my original work. I also indemnify SLAM against any trademark or copyright infringements present in my work. I understand that SLAM may make minor edits for typographical errors or spacing and formatting considerations.”

Prose (Fiction, Nonfiction)

All genres are 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, 12 point font
  • For digital submissions, use .doc, .docx, or .rtf files

Poetry

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, 12 point font
  • For digital submissions, use .doc, .docx, or .rtf files

Drama (Scripts/Screenplays)

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, 12 point font
  • For digital submissions, use .doc, .docx, or .rtf files

Graphic Narrative (Comics and Cartoons)

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

  • One page per complete comic (note that published pages will be 6 x 9 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.

2D and 3D Artwork

All media welcome: painting, drawing, illustration, graphic design, photography, sculpture, ceramics, etc.

  • 2D and 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.