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Underground Pool

Underground Pool, the student literary magazine of University of the Arts, is published each spring by the Creative Writing program. Students in Creative Writing and Graphic Design serve as each year's editors and designers. Every issue features short fiction, poetry and artwork by undergraduates from all majors at UArts.

This year's all-online issue also invites audio and video submissions across genres; these pieces may include spoken word, music, dance, animations and more. The theme of the Spring 2021 issue is "containment." The submission deadline is Dec. 1.

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Submission Guidelines

Underground Pool publishes original poems, short stories, audio pieces and artwork from current undergraduates in all majors at UArts. Click here to submit your work. This year's submission deadline is Dec. 1, 2020.

Short stories: submit one per issue, under 5,000 words. Stories selected for each issue will be illustrated by UArts Illustration majors.

Poems: submit up to three per issue, of any length.

Screenplays: submit 2-3 pages (single location recommended).

Please submit writing as attachments in editable word documents (for instance, MS Word).

Artwork: submit illustration, photography, comics (and anything else – we're open!) as high-quality jpg files. Note that magazine pages are vertical and images will be proportionately scaled down to fit pages.

Audio: submit .wav or .mp3 files no longer than 4:30.

Video: submit 1080p HD video (16:9 aspect ratio), 1920 x 1080 px, MP4 format.

Meet the co-editors and co-designers of the all-online Spring 2021 issue.

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Nyeree Boyadjian


Creative Writing (BFA)
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Ishara Serrette


Creative Writing (BFA)
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Christie Ciberey


Graphic Design (BFA)
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Natalie Strickland


Craft & Material Studies (BFA)
Laura Miller - Poetry Editor, Underground Pool
Laura Miller

BFA '21

Creative Writing (BFA)
Laura Miller, Poetry Editor
Mikayla Morell - Fiction Editor, Underground Pool
Mikayla Morell

BFA '20

Creative Writing (BFA)
Mikayla Morell, Fiction Editor
Zack Peacock - Designer, Underground Pool
Zack Peacock

BFA '20

Graphic Design (BFA)
Zack Peacock, Co-Designer
Patric Dempsey - Co-Designer, Underground Pool
Patric Dempsey

BFA '20

Graphic Design (BFA)
Patric Dempsey, Co-Designer

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