Confluence invites submissions of photography, artwork, and creative manuscripts from IPFW students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Original creative works may be submitted during our submission periods to

Confluence is currently closed to submissions.

All submissions must include the name and contact information of the photographer, artist, or author, as well as adhere to the submission guidelines detailed below. Submissions will be considered for publication based on merit, originality, creativity, and congruence to the theme (if any) of the issue.

Please note that while Confluence does not include a no-compete clause for submissions, many other publications do; be mindful of this if submitting your work to multiple publications. We do, however, reserve the right to use your submission(s) in reprints, marketing, and social media.

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Plays
Please limit works to no more than 3,000 words. You may submit up to five poems and/or one or two works of fiction, nonfiction, or drama. Excerpts and chapters are accepted, but complete shorter works are preferred.

Your submission should be in digital format (Word .doc preferred), single-spaced, and in 12-point Times New Roman font. Additionally, Confluence asks that you limit your use of white space and reserves the right to make formatting changes.

Images submitted must be in digital format (.jpg or .pdf) in at least 300 dpi (suitable for print). Multiple photos from a series will be considered.

Artwork submitted must be in digital format (.jpg or .pdf) in at least 300 dpi (suitable for print). Multiple pieces from a series will be considered.

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