How to Submit

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Submission Guidelines

Only the best quality of work will be accepted to Reflexes, and the staff of Reflexes has the right to refuse any submission.

Who can submit to Reflexes?

  • Concord University Students
  • Concord University Faculty
  • Concord University Staff
  • Anyone within the commuting distance of Concord University, regardless of relationship to the university.

Types of works accepted:

  • Poetry
  • Musical works
  • Fiction and Non-fiction short stories
  • Visual Media
  • Fan-Fiction

If uncertain whether a type of work will be accepted or not, please contact us to ask.

What to include in your submission:

  • Name (optional, may submit anonymously)
  • Title of work (if applicable)
  • Short description of work
  • Dedication (optional)
  • Would you like the work to be included in sections? (only if it is a longer work)
  • Year/Major
  • About the creator

What cannot be in your submission?

  • Nothing that intentionally humiliates, harms, belittles or defames the character of a particular group or individual.
  • Explicit images, text, or lyrics with no purpose other than to be overtly sexual.

When can you submit to Reflexes?

  • For each submission date, submissions must be sent to Reflexes staff by no later than 6:00 p.m. Submissions are due on February 18 to be published on February 26, March 18 to be published on March 26, and April 22 to be published on April 30.
  • If you submit after the submission date, your work will be held until the next submission deadline.
  • All work submitted will be put through a plagiarism checker before going through anymore of the submission process.  If a work is found to be plagiarized, the work will be reported to the University with the potential of academic dishonesty, and a possible ban on submitting to Reflexes.
  • All written work needs to either be typed, or legibly written if a hard copy is being submitted.  Type written work is preferred.
  • Any material that shows students, faculty, or staff in a compromising manner will be reported to the authorities.

What Happens to Submissions From There?

  1. Submissions will be collected by the (co)editor(s), who will black out any identifying information if possible.
  2. Members will review works individually, and will then come together as a group to discuss them.
  3. Things that will be taken into consideration:
    Grammar
    Spelling
    Quality 
    Uniqueness 
    Originality 
    Appropriateness
  4. Put to a vote, which must be passed with a 2/3 majority of the members of the organization.  If there is a tie, the faculty advisor will step in as the tiebreaker.
  5. Works accepted will then be sent back to their creator, along with any recommended editorial changes.
  6. Any editorial changes are made, with the approval of the creator.  The work is then held until the date of publication.

Submit work here:  trentj30@mycu.concord.edu