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Folio Magazine

FOLIO is a nationally recognized literary journal sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, DC. Since 1984, we have published original creative work by both new and established authors. If you would like to submit to us in the future, please check out past issues of FOLIO to determine the compatibility of your work with our journal.

Please note that

Submissions for Volume 33 (2018) open later this fall. To keep up to date with all things FOLIO, please be sure to keep an eye on our social media.

You can find detailed guidelines via our Submittable page, but, in general, this is what we look for:

  • ART SUBMISSIONS: FOLIO seeks gritty, exciting, compelling, inspiring art. We now feature comic, graphic novel, paint, photography, and digital art. Featured artists in our most recent issues have included Asaf Hanuka, Yumi Sakugawa, Frank Correa, Ivan Pinkava, Sai Abishek, and Chelsea Martin, to name only a few. When submitting, please include a description of your work and the themes or motivations you are exploring. Submissions can be in any medium and may be printed in color or black and white in high-resolution jpeg or TIFF files at no less than 300 dpi.
  • POETRY & PROSE SUBMISSIONS: We look for well-crafted poetry and prose that is bold and memorable. We want art that challenges. We encourage you to look at a recent issue of FOLIO to determine the compatibility of your work with our magazine.


For purchases, please visit Submittable to find our latest issue and great bundles at even better prices. Digital copies are available on 0s&1s.

If you’re in the DC area, visit Upshur Street BooksThe Potter's House, or Politics & Prose to buy FOLIO at a discounted rate.

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