Submit: How To & Guidelines

Submissions for Fall 2021 will be open October 4th to January 10th!

The 2021-2022 Cellar Roots art and writing submissions inbox is NOW OPEN! Please double check that your piece follows submisions guidelines (below), then click the button for direct access to the submission form.

General Guidelines and Information 

  • There is no submission fee!
  • Do not submit written work in a PDF.
  • Please erase any mention of your name/other identifying information from your work before submitting.
    • Your name will be added to your work during the publication process, but in order to keep judgement anonymous and unbiased, we cannot have any names present on the work while it is being judged.
  • 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: