Submissions are CLOSED

“This is the first thing / I have understood: / Time is the echo of an axe / Within a wood.” – Phillip Larkin

New Form, UC Irvine’s Undergraduate Literary journal, invites you to submit your writing and artwork for publication in our upcoming Fall 2020 issue. As UCI undergraduates experience this difficult time, we welcome all to tap into their creative side as a means of expression. 


  • Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 1st 11:59 PM.
  • Author Notification: End of Week 7
  • Issue Release and Celebration: Held virtually on Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00pm.


  • No more than three pieces of writing in total, including but not limited to poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Prose must not
    exceed more than 2500 words.
  • No indication of identity (your name, student ID, etc.) on the body of the work. The information on the submission form will make sure we know whose work belongs to whom. If there are any indicators of identity on your work, it will not be considered!
  • Please upload only one piece of writing on a single document. Fill out a new submission form for each piece of writing (i.e. writers submitting three pieces should submit three separate submission forms).If you submit more than one piece of writing, fill out an additional submission form.


  • No more than three artwork submissions.
  • No indication of your identity on the work itself.
  • Must send in high-resolution .JPG files of artwork.
  • New Forum prints our literary journal in black and white. Submitting to our journal indicates that you give us permission to print your artwork in black and white.