Underground Pool, the student literary magazine of the University of the Arts, is published each spring by the Creative Writing program. Each issue features short fiction, poetry and artwork by undergraduates from all majors at UArts. Students in Creative Writing and Graphic Design serve as each year's co-editors and designer, and submissions are read and reviewed by students in the Creative Writing major. Each magazine's theme is chosen based on the particular concerns, questions, and preoccupations raised in that year's issue, which is described in the annual Letter from the Editors and reflected in the cover design.

Copies of the Spring 2019 issue of Underground Pool are available in the Creative Writing Student Lounge on the 8th floor of Terra Hall.


Underground Pool publishes original poems, short stories, audio pieces and artwork from current undergraduates in all majors at UArts. Submissions should be be emailed to undergroundpool@uarts.edu. The annual submission deadline is November 10.

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) instead of pasting in the body of emails.

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.

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

Published Issues

2019 Issue

2018 Issue

2017 Issue

2016 Issue

2015 Issue

2014 Issue

2013 Issue

2012 Issue