Requirements

Only undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited Honors program or college in the Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) or the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) are eligible to submit work to be considered for publication in Scribendi. An Honors program is not the same as an honors society (i.e. Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key). Honors programs require you to take actual Honors classes at your university. If you are not sure if you are part of an Honors program, please contact us or the program director at your school.

You may submit a total of five (5) works, divided as follows:

  • One (1) submission each for the creative nonfiction and short fiction categories
  • Up to two (2) submissions in each of the following categories: poetry, photography, visual art, foreign language, and open media.

For more details about each category, visit the Categories page.

Works submitted to Scribendi may not have been published elsewhere and may not be currently submitted to another publication. Scribendi claims First North American Serial Rights. This means that the works submitted here cannot appear in or be submitted to any other publication until after the release of this issue of Scribendi. Rights will revert to the author upon publication in Scribendi.

Submitted works must also have been written/created or have had extensive revisions since you entered college.

In addition to being eligible to be considered for publication in Scribendi, all undergraduate Honors students submitting work to Scribendi who are enrolled in an Honors program or college in the Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) region are also eligible to be considered for the WRHC Awards. These awards are given in the categories of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, photography, and open media. Each year, a committee of WRHC faculty judges awards a $250 prize to one work published in Scribendi in each of these categories.

Any questions about the submission process can be directed to scribendi@unm.edu. Please label the subject field as “Submission Questions.”

Awards

WRHC Awards

All undergraduate students submitting work to Scribendi who are enrolled in an Honors program or college in the Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) region are eligible to be considered for an annual Scribendi WRHC Award. WRHC awards are given to one work the judges consider to be outstanding in each of the categories of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, photography, and open media. Winners in each category receive $250. The winners are chosen by WRHC faculty members. 

Editors Choice

All undergraduate students submitting work to Scribendi are eligible for the Editors Choice Award. One award is given annually to a single work in any of the seven categories that represents exceptional merit. The Editors’ Choice Award is given by the editorial staff. This award consists of special recognition in the magazine only; no monetary award is given.

Staff Choice

All undergraduate students submitting work to Scribendi are eligible for the Staff Choice Award. Staff Choice Awards are given to works that the staff wishes to especially acknowledge for originality in content or style. These awards can be given in any of the seven categories. The Staff Choice Awards are chosen annually by each new Scribendi staff. This award consists of special recognition in the magazine only; no monetary award is given.