Thank you for your interest in Brainchild. Brainchild is the premier literary and arts magazine for undergraduate honors students in the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA).  Brainchild strives to showcase the best works from honors students in this region in a manner that afford the creators the exposure and recognition that their works deserve. Below you will find the submission categories (fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry, fine art and photography) as well as the submission guidelines associated with each category. Those submitting will see a button on the upper right-hand corner of each category (Show Guidelines) which contain our submission guidelines, along with other pertinent information. Note: it is incredibly important for those submitting to read these submission guidelines to determine what information to include with your submission (the other information may prove useful as well)—following these guidelines will increase your chance of being published.

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 editor@brainchildmagazine.org. We appreciate your submissions and look forward to working with you.

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The category of "Fiction" deals with prose of short story and flash fiction length. We look for pieces that exhibit authenticity, express originality, and evoke emotion.

A typical work of flash fiction is less than 1,000 words. A typical short story may be between 1,000 and 7,500 words. If you have a question concerning the length of your piece, please contact us.

We accept submissions in the file types of doc and rtf.

Please review previous issues for examples of what we publish. 
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Creative Nonfiction is a difficult category to define. Surprise us. Give us your truth and experience. If you have a question about if we will publish certain approaches to this genre, ask us. Because our emphasis is on creative work, we regret that we are not a venue for academic writing. 

We accept submissions in the file types of doc and rtf.

Please review previous issues for examples of what we publish. 

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The best poems we receive have a careful attention to detail, and they have been revised multiple times. We encourage you to send us as many poems in one file as you want so that we may get a better understanding of your style as a poet; we accept submissions in the file types of doc and rtf.

Please review previous issues for examples of what we publish.
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Brainchild seeks photographs that capture and exhibit moments in time that evoke a visceral reaction. We expect mastery of technique and are open to subjects that will interest our audience. We embrace abstract, figurative, and landscape images.

We accept submissions in the file types of pdf, jpeg(high resolution) and .tiff(though we prefer .tiff files). The DPI for files should be 300 or higher.

Please review previous issues for examples of what we publish. 
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There is no exhaustive list of what we will accept, but it is important to note that every fine art submission we have published have one characteristic in common: they have affected us in some way. They have affected the way we look at the state of things around us and forced us to explore our own emotional depth. We want to be invited to offer multiple interpretations. Send us your drawings, paintings, illustrations, prints, digital art, typographical projects, and more. 

We accept submissions in the file types of pdf, jpeg(high resolution), and tiff  (though we prefer tiff files). The DPI for files should be 300 or higher.

Please review previous issues for examples of what we publish.