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Graphe, the Department of English’s Journal of Writing and Art
March 18th, 2024 update:  Submissions for the 2024 edition have been extended until 11:59 pm on May 8th! Please scroll to the very bottom of this page to access the submission form - multiple submissions of any kind are welcome. Selected submitters will be notified via email by a member of our editorial board.  We are also still looking for visual submissions to be featured as our cover art! The ideal cover art is an abstract piece or work that does not include a recognizable human being, and would come from a student at UIC.   Any further updates will be posted here. Thank you & happy creating! We look forward to seeing your work.

March 1, 2024 update:  The Fall 2023 edition is no longer being sold - we appreciate your consistent support since our book launch last November!   The next volume will be published in the fall. Once available, copies of the 2024 edition can be purchased by placing an order over the phone at 312-413-5500 or in-person at UIC’s Bookstore. Shipping is available for an additional fee. See below for links to more information.  Thank you for your continued enthusiasm about our journal! About Us  Graphê is a journal of writing and art that brings together selected works from young adults at universities across Chicago, produced by a collaborative team of students and faculty at UIC.   We welcome pieces of any length, form, and content from any undergraduate student in the city. Not sure if your work qualifies for Graphê? Submit anyway! We want to feature & uplift all kinds of stories, voices, ideas, and talents. Contact  Please direct any questions or concerns to

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  • You will be notified via email if your work is selected for publication.
  • Max. file size: 15 MB.
    Visual submissions are ideally 600 DPI minimum. If you are submitting artwork, please ensure your file is the largest size and highest quality it can be. Submissions less than 600 DPI will still be considered but are less likely to be chosen.
  • Please tell us a bit about the work that you are submitting and if there is anything else you would like us to know. If selected, this information will be used in the Summary of Works section at the back of the journal. PLEASE NOTE: VISUAL SUBMISSIONS MUST AT LEAST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A DESCRIPTION OF MEDIUM(S) USED.