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 are eligible to submit. 

For our annual digital issue, 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. 

In the wake of the election, we are also looking for work of any genre that addresses the prompt Define Democracy. We're looking for any and all kinds of responses to this call, from visual art to fiction to criticism to narrative of personal experiences--the sky's the limit. When submitting, please note in your cover letter that you are making a Define Democracy submission and submit to the relevant genre channel (poetry, multimedia, etc.) as you normally would.

Submissions received before December 9th will be considered for both the journal and the blog. All work submitted after December 9th will be considered for the blog only. If you wish your work to be considered for only the journal or only the blog, please specify your preference in your submission.

For written work, please send no more than 10,000 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 12th Street editions available at The New School Writing Center (room 510, 66 West 12th street) or by visiting www.12thstreetonline.com.

All submissions are reviewed anonymously through a blind process. Feedback is available for all work submitted regardless of whether or not if it is published.  If you have any questions please email:  submit@12thstreetonline.com. Do not include your name on the submission itself.  This will help us keep the reviewing process "blind".


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

For written work we ask that submissions be no more than 10,000 words, double spaced, with numbered pages. Please do not include your name on the submission. If you are submitting more than one poem that you'd like to be considered as a set or series, please upload them as a single document; if you are submitting multiple poems but each is meant to stand alone, please submit them as separate documents.

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

For written work we ask submissions be no more than 10,000 words, double spaced, with numbered pages. Please do not include your name on the submission itself. 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

For written work we ask for submissions of no more than 10,000 words, double spaced, with numbered pages. Please do not include your name anywhere on the piece. 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.

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

3. 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 komle678@newschool.edu

If you have any trouble or questions regarding the submission of multimedia work please email 12th Street's faculty advisor, Emma Komlos-Hrobsky, at komle678@newschool.edu
Art

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. Please do not include your name anywhere on your submission.  

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.