• All submissions must be works created by current or former students, staff, or faculty of Salt Lake Community College.
  • Please submit no more than 3 pieces per category.
  • All work must be original. All creator rights are maintained.
  • Accepted submissions may be selected to be published in the print version of Folio and at www.slccfolio.org. Some may be featured exclusively on the website.
  • You will be informed of acceptance the next semester that Folio is published.
  • Accepted authors and artists are invited to present at the Folio Launch Party.
  • By submitting, you allow Folio to make changes for promotional purposes, such as book cover, promotional posters, or further projects. (You may opt-out with a note in the submission cover letter.)
  • All published pieces may go through a revision process that could include changes for clarity and cohesiveness. 
  • All published prose pieces are edited for punctuation and spelling errors.
  • Published pieces may be submitted to the annual Community College Humanities Association’s (CCHA) contest the staff's discretion.
  • Email folioslcc@gmail.com with any submission questions. 

Folio is producing a special issue for Black writers and artists that will be released in February 2023 in celebration of Black History Month. Those accepted for publication will have the opportunity to share their piece at the annual SLCC African American Read-in.

You may submit:

  • Fiction (short story)
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Multimedia

Please review the guidelines for submitting at https://www.slccfolio.org/how-to-submit.

Pieces submitted should emphasize creativity as well as being nonfiction. Folio accepts memoir, flash nonfiction, personal, humorous, travel, and nature essays, etc. The editors also encourage different forms such as the braided and hermit crab essay.

  • All work must be original.
  • Creative nonfiction pieces must be submitted as a .DOC, or .DOCX, document (no PDFs please).
  • Please limit the word count to 3500.
  • Creative nonfiction pieces may be edited for spelling, grammar, and clarity. Writers may be asked to make minor revisions.
  • Previously published and simultaneous submissions are accepted.
  • Folio does not accept research papers


Folio accepts both free verse and traditional forms of poetry.

  • All work must be original.
  • Poetry must be submitted as a .DOC, or DOCX (no PDFs please).
  • Submit each unique poem as a separate file/submission so that each may receive the attention it deserves.
  • Submissions may be subject to editing for clarity purposes. Writers may be asked to make minor revisions.
  • Previously published and simultaneous submissions are accepted.

Folio accepts short stories, flash fiction, and excerpts from longer pieces of work from any genre such as romance, sci-fi, fantasy, western, mystery, etc. The editors also encourage works that in some way engage with cultural and social movements.

  • All work must be original.
  • Fiction pieces must be submitted as a .DOC, or .DOCX, document (no PDFs please).
  • Please limit the word count to 3500.
  • Fiction pieces may be edited for spelling, grammar, and clarity. Writers may be asked to make revisions.
  • Folio does not accept fanfiction.


Folio accepts drawings, illustrations, paintings, and any other visual art that can be delivered in a digital format.

  • Only original artwork is accepted. If you collaborated with other artists, the majority of the work must be done by you and all collaborators credited.
  • Submit a high-resolution JPG or PNG file. 300 DPI is recommended.
  • Please include medium in the cover letter.
  • Please also include a title and what inspired you to create the piece. Bio and artist statement must be under 300 words each.
  • Previously published and simultaneous submissions are accepted.
  • Please do not watermark your images.



When submitting photography, because Folio is sometimes printed in a black and white format, consider how your image will look converted to black and white.

  • Only original artwork is accepted.  If you collaborated with other artists, the majority of the work must be done by you and all collaborators credited.
  • Submit a high-resolution JPG or PNG file. 300 DPI is recommended.
  • Please include a title and what inspired you to create the piece, including the location the photograph was taken. Bio and artist statement must be under 300 words each.
  • Previously published and simultaneous submissions are accepted.
  • Please do not watermark your images.


  • Folio accepts audio or video essays, animated shorts, visual poems or fiction, short  documentary, music videos, or any other motion visual work that can be delivered in a digital format.
  • All content and work must be original (footage, images, audio, etc.).
  • VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: Submit as an MOV file.
  • AUDIO SUBMISSIONS: Submit as a 128kbps/44.1kHz MP3 attachment.
  • All accepted multimedia submissions may be featured at folioslcc.org exclusively  and/or be presented at the Folio Publication Party.
  • Previously published and simultaneous submissions are accepted.
  • As the artist, you retain all copyrights to your work. 
  • Please do not watermark your video.


Folio: SLCC's literary and Arts Magazine