There are presently no open calls for submissions.

We welcome submissions from artists at all stages in the artistic process. We crave art that provokes an array of strong reactions, from pensive reflection to raucous uprising. We want art that surprises us, challenges us, grabs our gaze and holds it, guides our eyes to the next line and the next. We are proud to serve as a vehicle that brings works of art from emerging artists into the world. We hope that you will join us in our mission to share art by submitting your work to us. 

Brainchild is a literary and arts magazine, based at Kent State University, which publishes the works of students attending schools in the Mid-East Honors Association. We are currently accepting original written works, including prose, poetry, and creative nonfiction, as well as submissions of visual art, including paintings, fine art, and photography. We welcome submissions that exist at the fringes of categorization or push the boundaries of a specific form, such as dynamic or typographic poems.

We consider the following submissions:

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Photography
  • Fine Art
  • Illustration

We only accept work from undergraduate Honors students within the MEHA region who are currently enrolled in an Honors College or Program at an accredited institution of higher education. If you do not meet this requirement, we apologize, but we are unable to accept your submission.

Any questions about the submission process can be directed to the editors at We appreciate your submissions and look forward to working with you.