At the F-Word, we accept submissions that embody our mission of supporting and giving power to voices that further the mission of equality for all. You can read more about our mission statement here. We publish a wide variety of genres, ranging from poetry, prose, experimental writing, and academic writing to traditional and contemporary art, and more. We also accept submissions in languages other than English, and encourage you to review our past issues to get an idea for our work.

The F-Word publishes twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. We accept submissions on a rolling basis, and pieces submitted before our fall deadline are considered for publication in either the fall or spring edition of the magazine. For our Fall issue, we publish shorter pieces of poetry and prose, and black-and-white art. For our Spring issue, we publish pieces up to five pages double-spaced, including academic works and art in color.

Submission Requirements:

All written submissions must be emailed to upennfword@gmail.com in a Word document. PDF’s will not be accepted.

If submitting a piece for the blog, be sure to include “BLOG” in the subject line.

Blog submissions may be in the form of a completed piece or a pitch for a piece you are planning on writing.

2020-2021 Submissions:

In the Spring of 2020, F-Word did not publish a print magazine due to the emergence of the COVID pandemic and university shutdown.

Because of these special circumstances, we are allowing pieces that are submitted to be considered for publication in both our print magazine and on our blog. If you are submitting a piece and would like to see it either in the print publication, on blog, or published on both, please specify in your email.

Submission acceptances are rolling and there is currently no deadline to be included in our print issue. Our next print magazine will be published in the Spring of 2021.