Publish with Us

Pitch submissions for our Fall 2022 issue are now closed. Check back in spring for your next chance to contribute to Untold!

    WHO WE PUBLISH

    All Hamline students and alumni are welcome to submit a pitch to Untold. We encourage anyone considering a pitch to attend our General Interest Meeting, though it is not required in order to publish with us.

    If you have questions or concerns about submitting a pitch, please email us at untoldmagazine@hamline.edu.

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    WHAT WE PUBLISH

    We publish one issue per semester in Fall and Spring only. Each issue includes a print magazine and work published here on our website.

    Untold publishes three types of work: written, art, and digital. Each issues tends to include a wide and eclectic mix, and we’re especially interested in “nontraditional” pieces that blur the lines across genres and forms. We’re open to new ideas and will to work with contributors to make their vision happen!

    Untold is a paying publication, both in print and online. Contributors are typically paid in one of the last pay cycles of the semester after the issue has gone to print.

    Our current pay is listed below. Submission lengths are approximate and may be adjusted due to space constraints.

    Written Submissions

    Feature (850-1,000 words) $40
    Interview/Profile (600-800 words)$30
    Op-Ed or Review (600-800 words)$25
    Poetry, Flash Fiction, Creative NF (<500 words)$25

    Art Submissions

    Photo Essay (4-6 photos, 250-300 words)$40
    Graphic/Digital Design$30
    Collage or Mixed Media$25

    Digital Submissions

    Interactive: Game, CYOA, Visual Novel, etc.$50
    Audio/Video (<10 minutes)$40
    Audio only (<5 minutes)$30

    Occasionally we also hire freelance photographers and graphic designers to help us create complementary content. If you’re interested, you can attend a General Interest Meeting or email us for more information. These are paid roles as well:

    • Photos as assigned (max 3): $20
    • Graphics as assigned (max 2): $20

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    HOW WE PUBLISH

    We follow this general editorial timeline to ensure our issues are released and distributed on campus before finals week:

    September/February

    • Editorial team meets potential Contributors at org fair.
    • Editor in Chief hosts general interest meeting for potential Contributors; potential Contributors submit pitches.
    • Contributors whose pitches are accepted begin drafts, with support from Content Managers and/or Creative Director.
    • Editorial & Graphic Designer drafts layout for print issue.
    • Media & Events Coordinator shares editorial team bios.

    Early-October/March—Mid-October/March

    • Contributors submit first drafts or proof of concept.
    • Content Managers review drafts and provide feedback.
    • Editorial Assistant connects with Contributors about possible photos and/or graphics.
    • Creative Director prepares digital pieces for website.
    • Editorial & Graphic Designer continues building layout for print issue.
    • Media & Events Coordinator shares progress updates.

    Mid-October/March—Late-October/March

    • Contributors revise and resubmit drafts (if needed).
    • Content Managers review drafts for any concerns with sources, copyright, etc.
    • Editorial Assistant coordinates any photo and/or technical needs with Contributors.
    • Creative Director finalizes digital pieces for website.
    • Editorial & Graphic Designer finalizes layout for print issue; Creative Director reviews layout, recommends revisions.
    • Media & Events Coordinator shares issue teasers.

    Early-November/April—Mid-November/April

    • Editorial Assistant copy edits print pieces.
    • Editor in Chief and Creative Director review print issue; Editorial & Graphic Designer packages, sends it to printer.
    • Media & Events Coordinator preps website for publishing.
    • Media & Events Coordinator works with Editor in Chief to plan release party.

    Late-November/April—Early December/May

    • Print issue distributed on campus; website published.
    • Release party for Contributors and campus community.
    DISCLAIMER: At any time the Editor in Chief, in consultation with the Creative Director, reserves the right to pull a piece from publication (print or website) if a Contributor consistently fails to meet deadlines and/or does not submit agreed upon work. The Editor in Chief may also take such action if a Contributor severely and grossly disregards the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics. A Contributor will be notified and given opportunity to correct any infractions before their piece is pulled from publication without pay.