Submit: How To & Guidelines

All submissions are being accepted online. Please read our submission guidelines before submitting.

General Guidelines and Information 

  • There is no submission fee!
  • Written work must be in .docx format. Do not submit written work in a PDF.
  • Please erase any mention of your name/other identifying information from your work before submitting.
  • All students are allowed five submissions. If more than five submissions are received from one artist, only the first five will be accepted. 
  • Submit all pieces exactly as you expect the editors to review them. Do not expect to be able to make changes to the pieces once they are submitted.
  • All work is to be submitted electronically.
  • All accepted music and film submissions will be published on the Cellar Roots website and/or YouTube. However, selected frames from film submissions and lyrics can be incorporated into the hard-copy magazine. 
  • Work containing disturbing or graphic content should be tagged with a warning.
    • Examples include: Extreme violence, sexual themes, rape/non-con, intense gore, self-harm, etc.

Genre Specific Submission Guidelines

Please see this document for additional guidelines on how to submit your specific piece. As always, please send all inquiries to: