Submission Guidelines

Submission Deadline Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Please submit.

We accept Genre Submissions

– We accept works of poetry and prose (both fiction and non-fiction).

– We accept works of spoken word either written in poetry/prose form and/or video

– We accept works in different writing styles and formats, such as essays, memoirs, interviews, creative non-fiction, stage plays, etc..

– We accept works in English and Spanish.

– Prose limits 5000 words.

– Poetry limit is 10 pages.

– We accept submission from undocumented youth, DACA recepients, immigrant youth activists, writers, artists as well all other undocumented people.

– We accept submissions from allies in the immigrant rights movement. We would like to illustrate their experiences and paradigm on the array of immigration issues.

– The submission topics are wide open as long as it pertains to the undocumented experience, not limited to undocumented youth, growing up undocumented but also including the experiences and perspectives of allies, activists, relatives, friends, etc..

  • With the threat of the termination of DACA, what are the palpable feelings of this program ending. The life-changing effects it will have, the burdens of being undocumented once gains, etc…
  • To those who’ve applied for DACA and have already received work permit and deportation reprieve: what are your reactions/thoughts upon receiving benefits? What has the process been like? Changes in your life: job, school, emotional well being, struggles with identity as a undocumented youth, etc…

All submissions should be sent via the website.

All submission subject headers should read your name, title of the piece and genre, such as Jose Luis Gonzalez – “Living in the Shadows” (Fiction). Submit with attachment, but also place all submission text in the body of the contact form in the field “Message”.

Include your name and email to contact.

Please specify clearly if you feel comfortable with your actual name being published online via, if not, if you want to use a pseudonym or want to publish anonymously. We encourage real names to be used, but respect submitter’s privacy.

If comfortable with real name being used in online publication, please include and a short bio (35 words maximum of schooling, work, activism, participation in undocumented youth movement, affiliation to any organization, etc…).

Also, please help spread the word once your piece is published via distinct social networks so that we can continue to gather more readers and writers. If you are not sure about how you should publish and the way in which to do so, this article – ‘is it better to self publish or get a publisher?’ can help you determine which pathway to go for your story/stories.

Thank you,


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Comments or questions are welcome.

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