12th Street, the New School’s undergraduate literary journal, is looking for work that explores the intersection between writing and democracy. We consider this to be a broad exploration that seeks overtly political pieces as well as more personal work. All New School undergrads and Riggio alumni are eligible to submit. 

We are looking for engaging, original, and thought-provoking:

  • fiction
  • non-fiction
  • poetry
  • 2D visual art
  • video art and animation
  • sound art
  • work on beyond these genres, particularly that challenges and broadens our sense of category and speaks to us in new ways!

For our blog, we are looking for all of the above as well as pieces which are timely, particularly work that considers the most urgent issues of our political and social moment. 

Submission Period: Submissions are currently closed, with the exception of blogs, which are read year-round.

Requirements: For written work, please send no more than 6,000 words, double spaced, with numbered pages. 

For visual art submissions, please send a high res (300 dpi) jpeg file and provide a checklist if submitting more than one image. Include details such as material, dimensions and title.


Again, please consider submitting interactive work, and written pieces that challenge what text can do online.

Undergrads looking to submit are encouraged to read previous print 12th Street editions available at The New School Writing Center (room 510, 66 West 12th street) or by visiting www.12thstreetonline.com.

Blog entries are reviewed throughout the academic year and winter intersessions. Feel free to submit all sorts of stuff.

NOTE: YOU MUST BE A CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE AT THE NEW SCHOOL OR RIGGIO PROGRAM ALUMNUS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION IN 12TH STREET

Please upload up to ten pages of poetry as one attached document. 

NOTE: YOU MUST BE A CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE AT THE NEW SCHOOL OR RIGGIO ALUMNUS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION IN 12TH STREET

For written work we ask submissions be no more than 6,000 words, double spaced, with numbered pages. If sending more than one piece for consideration, please submit them separately.

NOTE: YOU MUST BE A CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE AT THE NEW SCHOOL OR RIGGIO ALUMNUS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION IN 12TH STREET

For written work we ask for submissions of no more than 6,000 words, double spaced, with numbered pages. If sending more than one piece for consideration, please submit them separately.

NOTE: YOU MUST BE A CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE AT THE NEW SCHOOL TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION IN 12TH STREET

Submission: 12th Street accepts digital files as well as Vimeo and Youtube submissions of your unreleased materials. Follow the steps below to submit your video via Vimeo or Youtube:

1. Upload your unreleased material to Vimeo or Youtube. Your upload must be private and password protect. 

2. Make the password for your video 1234.

3. Include your name, project title and date, in the title of your Vimeo or Youtube video.

4. Provide a link to your video in the field for a URL below.

 

Submission guidelines:

1.     Your Multimedia content must be no longer than 8 minutes.

2.     There is no minimum length requirement.

3.     All content of the video must belong to the person submitting the video.

4.    Please email a link to your video to gravs893@newschool.edu.

If you have any trouble or questions regarding the submission of multimedia work please email 12th Street's faculty advisor, Seth Graves, gravs893@newschool.edu

NOTE: YOU MUST BE A CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE AT THE NEW SCHOOL TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION IN 12TH STREET

  For visual art submissions, please send a high res (300 dpi) jpeg file and  provide a checklist if submitting more than one image. Include details such as material, dimensions and title. If you have several pieces you wish us to considered as a set, please send them together as one submission; otherwise, please submit pieces individually. 

NOTE: YOU MUST BE A CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE AT THE NEW SCHOOL TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION IN 12TH STREET

Please do not include your name on your submission. If you have several pieces you'd like us to consider as a set, please send them together; otherwise, please submit each piece separately.

12th Street: Writing & Democracy