Submissions

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Submissions are open only to current students at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology. The editorial staff strongly recommends that students review a copy of ASGARD (available from Ms. Giewont for $20) to get a sense of what we’re looking for.
 
 
We encourage submissions of art, music, dance, and writing from any focus area as long as they do not contain graphic violence, pornographic content, or excessive profanity.
 
Please make sure that your piece’s title and the name of the file you upload match.

ANONYMITY POLICY

Your real name must be used to create your account.
 
Your real name should NOT appear on the submission files that you upload–even in the title of the document you upload.
 
If your name is included in the name of the file, we will be able to see who you are.
 
Writers of creative nonfiction should use a pseudonym for the initial reading process if their actual name appears in the piece. ASGARD evaluates submissions anonymously.
WORK ON WHICH NAMES APPEAR WILL BE REJECTED. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS NOT ON YOUR PIECE OR IN THE FILE NAME BEFORE YOU SUBMIT.
Use our submission engine to submit work for the 2020 ASGARD Right now!

Note: If you attempt to use the submission engine and get an error message, please use this Google form.

CONTRIBUTOR BIOS

For the contributor bios, please write, at a minimum, your grade and focus area at ARGS. If you have any prior publications or interesting biographical facts, please include those as well.

Contributor bios will not affect your chance of acceptance, but they will be used in the contributors’ notes in the back of the magazine. Please keep them professional (although they can be both professional and humorous).

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

 

Fiction

You may submit up to two (2) pieces of fiction.

All pieces should be double-spaced and submitted in 12 pt Calibri.

Please proofread your work carefully before submitting.

Your name should not appear anywhere on the document. If your name is on the document, it will be REJECTED.

If your piece is flash fiction or a novel excerpt, please specify that in the comments section of your submission. For novel excerpts, please include a brief summary of your novel at the beginning of your piece.

If you have any questions, email Ms. Giewont at ggiewont@args.us or Dr. Cunningham at ccunningham@args.us.

Please direct any questions that you may have about word count or page length limits to Ms. Giewont and Dr. Cunningham as well.

Creative Nonfiction

You may submit up to two (2) pieces of nonfiction.

All pieces should be double-spaced and submitted in 12 pt Calibri.

Please proofread your work carefully before submitting.

Your name should not appear anywhere on the document. If your name is on the document, it will be rejected.

If you have any questions, email Ms. Giewont at ggiewont@args.us or Dr. Cunningham at ccunningham@args.us.

Please direct any questions that you may have about word count or page length limits to Ms. Giewont and Dr. Cunningham as well.

Free Verse Poetry

You may submit up to two (2) free verse poems.

Each poem should be submitted individually, single-spaced, in 12 pt Calibri.

Each poem should have a clear title (preferably not “Untitled”).

Your name cannot appear anywhere in the document. Poems submitted with names included will be REJECTED.

Proofread your work carefully before submitting.

If you have any questions, email Ms. Giewont at ggiewont@args.us or Dr. Cunningham at ccunningham@args.us.

Form Poetry

You may submit up to two (2) form poems.

Each poem should be submitted individually, single-spaced, in 12 pt Calibri.

Each poem should have a clear title (preferably not “Untitled”).

Your name cannot appear anywhere in the document. Poems submitted with names included will be REJECTED.

Proofread your work carefully before submitting.

If you have any questions, email Ms. Giewont at ggiewont@args.us or Dr. Cunningham at ccunningham@args.us.

Blackout/Erasure Poetry

You may submit up to two (2) pictures of blackout/erasure poems.

Each poem should be submitted individually. Provide us with a photo of the work in at least 300 dpi.

You should also let us know the source of the work you blacked out.

Make sure that each poem has a clear title and that your name does not appear anywhere in the document. Poems submitted with names included will be rejected.

If you have any questions, email Ms. Giewont at ggiewont@args.us or Dr. Cunningham at ccunningham@args.us.

Drama

Submit up to two (2) drama pieces.

Each piece should be submitted individually, single-spaced, in 12 pt Calibri.

There is a 25 page limit for drama submissions. You can also submit specific scenes or acts from a screenplay.

Please provide a brief summary of the piece as a whole at the beginning of your submission.

Your name cannot appear anywhere in the document. Works submitted with names included will be REJECTED.

If you have any questions, email Ms. Giewont at ggiewont@args.us or Dr. Cunningham at ccunningham@args.us.

Music

You may submit up to three (3) scores.

Please submit a publishable copy of your score (our book is 8.5″ by 8.5″), an optional contributor bio (an explanation of motifs/inspirations/symbolism), and an audio file.

Music cannot be considered without a publishable score.

Contributor Bio should be double-spaced and submitted in 12 pt Calibri.

If you have any questions, email Ms. Giewont at ggiewont@args.us or Dr. Cunningham at ccunningham@args.us.

Dance

You may submit up to two (2) dance submissions.

All dance submissions should be filmed in at least 720p and should last no more than 5 minutes.

We prefer that choreography is set to music by ARGS musicians. For example, you can contact students in Mr. Carver’s Recording Tech class to get music for your piece. We will still accept pieces that are set to other music but only if it has an expired copyright (for example, classical music).

Please credit all choreographers and dancers involved in the dance.

If you have any questions, email Ms. Giewont at ggiewont@args.us or Dr. Cunningham at ccunningham@args.us.

Visual Art

You may submit each visual art selection individually as well as a contributor bio. There is a limit of three (3) pieces of art from each artist.

Submit several different angles of the piece for 3D artwork.

Include a title with each art selection; these titles will be used should your artwork be selected for publication in ASGARD.

Please also include the materials (paint, charcoal, etc.) used to create your piece in the comments section of your submission.

If you are submitting photography, please include if it is film or digital in the comments section of your submission.

Your contributor bio should be double-spaced and submitted in 12 pt Calibri.

Images must be less than 2 MB.

If you have any questions, email Ms. Giewont at ggiewont@args.us or Dr. Cunningham at ccunningham@args.us.

SUBMIT YOUR PIECES TO our submission engine BY THE submission deadline OF december 19th, 2019.