The submission window for the Spring 2018 edition of the Paper Lantern will remain open through midnight, March 3, 2018. All work is reviewed anonymously and acceptance is based on literary merit.

Submission is open to registered NCC students only. Do not include any identifying information within the body or margins of your work. Multiple submissions in multiple categories are accepted. However, contributors are limited to a maximum of 5 poems, 3 prose pieces and 5 works of art. Please note that each title/work must be submitted separately.

The Paper Lantern does not provide written feedback of individual submissions. However, being present at Normandale's Creative Writing Club meetings during craft-based discussions of various works is an excellent source of feedback. For more information about club meetings, go to http://www.thepaperlantern.org/about/?SSScrollPosition=199.

The Paper Lantern is the student literary journal of Normandale Community College, 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431. It is edited by the members of the Creative Writing Club. The project is made possible by the Normandale Student Life Activity Fee.

All works must be titled. Submissions must be in jpg format. Do not include any identifying information within the body or margins of your work.

Submissions in multiple categories are welcome and encouraged, however, each artist is limited to a maximum of 5 works of art. Please note that each title/work must be submitted separately.

In your cover letter, we do ask that you use that (required) field to provide us with a brief author/artist bio (10-100 words).  If your work is published, this will appear in the magazine. Please also include your Normandale student ID number at the end of your cover letter.  It will not be published.
Ends on March 3, 2018
All works must be titled. Drama submissions are limited to 2500 words, double-spaced, and must be in DOC or DOCX format. Submissions in multiple categories are welcome and encouraged, however, each author is limited to a maximum of 3 works of prose. Please note that each title/work must be submitted separately.

Do not include any identifying information within the body or margins of your work.

In your cover letter, we do ask that you use that (required) field to provide us with a brief author/artist bio (10-100 words).  If your work is published, this will appear in the magazine. Please also include your Normandale student ID number at the end of your cover letter.  It will not be published.
All works must be titled. Fiction submissions are limited to 2500 words, double-spaced, and must be in DOC or DOCX format. Submissions in multiple categories are welcome and encouraged, however, each author is limited to a maximum of 3 works of prose. Please note that each title/work must be submitted separately.

Do not include any identifying information within the body or margins of your work.

In your cover letter, we do ask that you use that (required) field to provide us with a brief author/artist bio (10-100 words).  If your work is published, this will appear in the magazine. Please also include your Normandale student ID number at the end of your cover letter.  It will not be published.

All works must be titled. Nonfiction submissions are limited to 2500 words, double-spaced, and must be in DOC or DOCX format. Submissions in multiple categories are welcome and encouraged, however, each author is limited to a maximum of 3 works of prose. Please note that each title/work must be submitted separately.

Do not include any identifying information within the body or margins of your work.

In your cover letter, we do ask that you use that (required) field to provide us with a brief author/artist bio (10-100 words).  If your work is published, this will appear in the magazine. Please also include your Normandale student ID number at the end of your cover letter.  It will not be published.

All works must be titled. Poetry submissions are limited to 1000 words (per poem), single-spaced, and must be in DOC or DOCX format. Submissions in multiple categories are welcome and encouraged, however, each author is limited to a maximum of 5 poems. Please note that each title/work must be submitted separately.

Do not include any identifying information within the body or margins of your work.

In your cover letter, we do ask that you use that (required) field to provide us with a brief author/artist bio (10-100 words).  If your work is published, this will appear in the magazine. Please also include your Normandale student ID number at the end of your cover letter.  It will not be published.