3 Poems by John Bennett

November 25, 2013

… Ask the creamer / about our ancestor’s first gathering, a time when / things were far from dishwasher safe.

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Matching Sheets by Kristen Gentry

November 22, 2013

Mama said she’s tired, but I know she’s not.

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Stop It: by Kimi Traube

November 18, 2013

Even when love goes rancid, it’s hard as hell to throw it out.

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Contest is OPEN

Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art is now accepting submissions for our annual writing contest!!!


We are accepting submissions in ORIGINAL poetry, nonfiction, and fiction until February 15. Writers must pay a $15 fee to enter. First place winners in each category will receive a $500 prize as well as publication in Issue 52 of the Journal, to be published this spring.

Winners will be selected by judges Francisco Goldman (fiction), Cheryl Strayed (nonfiction), and Alan Michael Parker (poetry). All entrants will be notified of their decisions by the end of March.

For more information and guidelines, please read our contest FAQs.

We look forward to reading your submissions.

Best of Luck!

-The Staff of Columbia: A Journal.

PLEASE NOTE: All entries must be labeled with genre in the name of the submission. For example: if you are submitting a short story with the title “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” then the title of your submission must be “A Good Man is Hard to Find – Fiction.”

Questions? Check out our FAQ

Still have questions?

Email questions only to Emailed submissions will not be considered.

Good Luck!

–The Editors