Frequently asked questions:

1. Why wasn’t my piece chosen for publication?

Pieces are chosen based on our mandate to cover a wide range of subjects.

2. What can I do to ensure my piece is published?

There is no way to guarantee the publication of any particular piece. However, because we try to print a variety of things, we tend to pick more unique pieces. For example, we will publish poetry, but because we receive more poetry submissions than anything else, the likelihood of one particular poem being chosen is not as great as if one were to submit a piece of artwork.

3. How long does my piece need to be?

If you are submitting an article then ideally the piece should be around 1,000 words. If you are submitting a short story then ideally the piece should be no more than 2,000 words. Photos, illustrations, and poems  and other writings should ideally fit on a single page. There are always exceptions to the rule so don’t let this deter you, but the more the piece fits within the guidelines the better chance it has making it to print.

4. How will I know if my piece has been chosen / not chosen?

You will receive an email confirming the selection of your piece, or, if unsuccessful, an email encouraging you to submit again in the future. Always feel free to submit again!

5. How can I find out when the new issue is on the stands?

This website will say that the issue is out as soon as it is available. Otherwise, feel free to keep an eye on our stands which are located on the main floor of Arts and STM.

Question still not answered? Please contact inmediasres@stmcollege.ca for more information.