Call for Submissions

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, April 15th, 2024 @11:59 pm PST

Submissions Criteria

Submissions must be made complete through the Google form (see: Submission Form page). Emailed submissions will not be considered. Please ensure your work can be made available via a Google drive link or Microsoft Word upload. All submissions will be read on a rolling basis by our editorial staff during our semesterly reading periods.

Please note that as of 2023 we no longer mandate that submissions be relevant to multilingualism and/or multiculturalism. We welcome creative interpretations of our magazine’s mission statement. We will not accept hate speech, plagiarism, discriminatory rhetoric, and/or work that violates the UC Berkeley Code of Conduct.

General Requirements

  • Title
  • Works must be translated to English.
  • Submissions must not have been previously published. If your piece is published at another magazine, we are happy to retract your piece from our submission pool.

Original Prose/Poetry

Submissions will be capped at

  • 3 poems
  • 2 short essay/prose pieces
  • 2 non-fiction essays/memoirs


Submissions will be capped at

  • 2 pieces


Submissions will be capped at

  • 2 translations

For translated works, please include a brief 200 word artist statement (explanation of methodology/statement of purpose). Please properly cite source material (Chicago style). You may include translations side by side for stylistic purposes. We would appreciate inclusion of translation methodology in your artist statement.

Art/Film Criticism

Submissions will be capped at

  • 2 submissions

Please consider submitting longer pieces (more than 10 pages) of art criticism to the Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal.

Visual Art

Submissions will be capped at

  • 5 pieces

Visual art can include photography, mixed media art, comics, and/or anything in between. Please ensure your visual art is high resolution and titled.