Progenitor Art & Literary Journal accepts original and unpublished prose, art and photography from students, writers and artists around the world. Published each spring, Progenitor is an award-winning journal produced by ACC students in ENG 231.
Progenitor Art & Literary Journal accepts submissions between October 1 and February 15 only through Submittable, our online submissions manager. Work submitted through email will not be considered. All work must be original and unpublished to be considered. Specific guidelines for submissions can be found through Submittable.
Find the downloadable Progenitor Art & Literary journal 2018 PDF, our 2018 edition gallery of art and photography, interviews with writers and artists, and an archive of past Progenitor issues at our Progenitor Art & Literary Journal website, Progenitor Online.
Awards from the American Scholastic Press Association
The American Scholastic Press Association awards Progenitor's 2017 issue First Place with Special Merit and Most Outstanding Community College Literary-Art Magazine for 2017. It was also a finalist for the Associated Collegiate Press's 2017 Magazine Pacemaker Award. Congratulations!
The Pushcart Prize 2017 Nominations
The Progenitor Art & Literary Journal at Arapahoe Community College is pleased to announce its 2016 nominations for The Pushcart Prize 2017.
- Kierstin Bridger for With Feathers After Emily (poetry)
- Page Lambert for All the Water Yet to Come (fiction)
- Petra Perkins for I Know Astronauts (nonfiction)
Nominees were the winners of the 2015 Writers Studio literary contest and published in our 2016 Progenitor Art & Literary Journal.
Take the Class and Be the Creator of Progenitor!
ENG 231 Literary Magazine, Spring Semester
Consider this a job, not a class. The Progenitor Staff follows a master calendar in order to create a print and digital journal and an online website. The staff collaborates with the graphic design MGD Capstone 281 class from the ground up. You'll learn the editorial process involved in preparing a literary magazine for publication. You'll be involved with the process of selecting material (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art) to be published in the journal, as well as in the making of design, layout, and production decisions to prepare a manuscript for publication. You'll learn how to collaborate as a team with writers, journalists, editors, and graphic designers. You will interview authors and artists, re-design the Progenitor Online website, and host a release party celebration. Great hands on experience for those interested in the publishing field--whether you want work for a magazine or publish in one. Terrific addition to your resume. Contact Jamey Trotter at email@example.com for details.
Class is open to ACC registered students and to non-credit students through ACC Community Ed.