Wingspan is the literary and arts magazine published each Fall semester by Jefferson State Community College. 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, though the deadline to be considered for the Fall publication each year is November 1st (all submissions after that will be considered for the next publication). Written work should be submitted in MS Word document format (no PDFs, please), and art/photography should be submitted as jpg files. We are looking for your best work! Though there is no theme, we will reject work that is spirited in hate, violence, or contains graphic nudity.
Submission Guidelines: Note that work can be submitted for simultaneous consideration in Wingspan, Pioneer Con writing contests, and the Pioneer Con student art show.
Poetry: Poets can submit up to three poems, each being no longer than 60 lines. Please submit all poems in one document. Please use single spacing.
Prose (Includes Fiction, Non-Fiction & Hybrid): Writers may submit one to two pieces of prose per submission period. Please use single spacing. Prose pieces need to be roughly between 500-2,000 words.
Art/Photography: Please send up to 5 pieces of art or photography using separate jpg files.
To submit, please use the following submission form:
Submissions can be accepted in both English and Spanish. (Please include an English translation for Spanish works.)
Note that work chosen for Pioneer Con will also be considered for the Pioneer Con section of the magazine. You will be notified if it is accepted for Wingspan.
Each person whose work is chosen to appear in the magazine is given a free copy of the bound, printed version and invited to present at the Spring semester reading, following the publication. Hard copies are available at campus libraries, and electronic versions of previous issues are also available on this page.
If you have questions, please direct them to the Wingspan editor, Heather Wyatt at [email protected].
Bethune Deramus Hall 212
Jefferson State Community College
Birmingham, AL 35215