Pilgrimage - Story, Place, Spirit, Witness

Artist/Writer Guidelines

Pilgrimage welcomes previously unpublished creative nonfiction, fiction, translation, and poetry year-round via Submittable and snail mail. We generally feature one artist per issue with full color artwork on the covers and black and white artwork in the magazine's interior. Send what you think might fit, regardless of whether or not it matches an upcoming themed issue. Simultaneous submissions are fine, provided you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere. Our response time is approximately 8-10 weeks after the closing of an issue’s theme.

For snail mail submissions, please include an SASE for reply only. Unused manuscripts will be recycled.

Juan Morales, Editor
Pilgrimage Magazine
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Department of English and Foreign Languages
2200 Bonforte Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81001.

Call for Submissions:

Spring 2015 (39.1)-Flight CLOSED

“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.”

—Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

For our spring issue, we are looking for writing that takes us to the skies, explores our desire to escape, seeks out the connections with creatures that fly, weather sent to us from above, or what else happens when we look up.

Closes February 15, 2015.

Fall 2015 (39.2)-Beginnings

“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.”

—Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

For our fall issue, we are looking for writing that gives us a glimpse of how it all begins. It could be exploring our roots, the way we came to be, the origins of something with great importance, birth, a first time experience, or the power housed in the first line and beyond.

Closes June 15, 2015.

Winter 2015 (39.3)-Fear

A car radio bleats,
“Love, O careless Love. . . .” I hear
my ill-spirit sob in each blood cell,
as if my hand were at its throat. . . .
I myself am hell;
nobody’s here

Robert Lowell, “Skunk Hour”

For our winter issue, we seek writing what haunts, confronts, and challenges us to keep our composure. It could every day violence, what haunts a place, entering the dark woods, the nightmare turned to reality. Explore what makes us afraid within and how we come to balance it in our world.

Closes October 15, 2015.

Pilgrimage Magazine, published three times a year, emphasizes themes of story, spirit, witness, and place in and beyond the American Southwest.

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