The Crossings is open for submissions at all times.

We accept a wide variety of submissions in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Book Reviews, Stage Reviews, and Visual Arts.

Send any written submissions to in an attached Word document.

Ideally, written submissions should be no more than 3000 words, although longer submissions may be considered. There is no minimum length requirement for submissions.

Send any submissions of visual art to in an attached file. Make sure the image you send us is of good quality. You may need to compress the file a bit in order to send it in an email, but in that case please send us the highest quality image you can.

All submissions must be in accordance with our content agreement, which you can view here.

We especially encourage you to submit written work along with visual work, whether you produce both pieces yourself or collaborate with another artist to create two or more works that interact with each other. This is not a requirement, but at The Crossings we love to publish multiple pieces of art in conversation with one another.

Thank you for your submissions. Each of them helps contribute to cultivating a thriving art culture at The Crossings and at Bethel University.

If you have further questions please email us at