Submit by September 1st (our first-round deadline) to the Fall 2021 issue, which will be published online and in print, and physically distributed across the Claremont Colleges.
The Fall 2021 issue's competition theme will be announced in September, but we also welcome general submissions at this time. All submissions are evaluated anonymously until the stated deadline, and you may submit under a pseudonym if you prefer not to be published under your name. Works submitted earlier are more likely to be published in print. Accepted works are published on this website and in print (space permitting), with issues distributed across the Claremont Colleges. Published authors will receive a print copy of the issue they are featured in, and all current 5C students are eligible to submit. Due to a high volume of submissions, we are only able to notify authors if their piece is accepted or held for further review.
We accept up to three poems, not to exceed a total of 10 single-spaced pages, per person.
We accept up to two prose submissions of up to 2,500 words each for our print edition, but we will consider longer pieces and manuscripts for online publication and excerpting in print. We welcome short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, literary essays , novel excerpts, experimental prose, et cetera.
We accept cultural criticism submissions of up to two pieces, not to exceed a total of 2,500 words each. We are looking for thoughtful, measured analysis that suits a general reader; this includes but is not limited to book, film, television, music, and art reviews, as well as writing that weaves together criticism, personal experience, and political/philosophical inquiry.
We accept visual art submissions of up to three pieces, including but not limited to drawings, digital art, sculptures (feel free to photograph), video art, and photography. Please include a title and, if applicable, an artist's statement with your piece.
If you are interested in interviewing an artist or writer for Agave, please email us a few sentences on whom you'd like to interview and why, as well as any relevant contact information for the subject.
Questions about submitting/your submission? Reach us at agavereview [at] gmail [dot] com.