There are presently no open calls for submissions.

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 We appreciate your submissions and look forward to working with you.