Wingspan Literary Magazine

Wingspan is the literary and arts magazine published each year by Jefferson State Community College, usually appearing in the Fall semester. Our mission is to bring together a range of poetry, prose, art and photography to produce a magazine that reflects the work and interests of both our college community and the communities we serve.

We accept submissions from students, faculty, staff, and community members all year long. Written work should be sent in MS Word, and art/photography should be sent as jpeg files, to the editor at

We encourage everyone who has an interest in literature and the arts to send us his or her work. Each person whose work is chosen to appear in the magazine is given two free copies of the bound, printed version and invited to read at the Spring semester reading, following the publication. Hard copies are available at campus libraries, and an electronic version is also available below.

Current Publications


Katie Boyer
Jefferson Campus
Bethune Deramus Hall 215
Jefferson State Community College
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 856-6085

Katie Boyer, Jefferson Campus, Bethune Deramus Hall 215, Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, AL 35215

Archive Past Publications


Wingspan continuously accepts submissions in both English and Spanish. (Please include an English translation for Spanish works.) Submissions are accepted in two ways:

  • Via email addressed to Your writing must be attached as an MS Word document or Rich Text format. Put WINGSPAN in the subject line of your email so that it may be categorized properly.
  • Surface mail addressed to:
    Sharon DeVaney-Lovinguth
    Shelby-Hoover Campus
    General Studies Building 214-H
    Jefferson State Community College
    4600 Valleydale Road
    Hoover, AL 35242

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