Fiction and Poetry Submission Guidelines

Blue Muse, an online general interest magazine published by the CCSU English Department, is accepting submissions of poetry and flash fiction for our literary column. Please read the magazine and consider submitting your prose or poetry.

Poetry and flash fiction submissions are on a rolling basis; there is no deadline.

Submit 1-2 original poems. We do not have length or style preferences.

Submit original flash fiction of 750 words or fewer. We do not accept fan fiction.

The editors will choose art work to publish beside the work.

All submissions will be read and carefully considered, but not all work will be accepted for publication. If accepted, you shall receive an email confirmation, and will work with an editor on necessary edits. In some cases, we may ask the writer to record a reading for their work for publication.

How to Submit:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the content of the magazine of our Literature column
  2. Email submissions and queries to with the subject “Blue Muse Poetry Submission” or “Blue Muse Fiction Submission”
  3. Please send Microsoft Word documents in standard submission format: Times New Roman, 12 pt, 1-inch margins, and numbered pages.
  4. Include your name and email on the first page of the submission. If you are a student, please include which school you attend.

We look forward to reading your work!