The Alternative, Eastfield College's award-winning magazine, is currently accepting submissions in the following categories: art (all visual art media will be accepted, including, but not limited to: photography, sculpture, painting, digital art), fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.
All entrants must be current Eastfield College students. All submissions are free, and students can submit in any category.
Students may submit up to two (2) entries to each category: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry.
Students may submit up to six (6) individual works, and each work may be represented by up to three (3) images.
Students who submit have an opportunity to creatively express themselves, be published, establish and/or add to a professional portfolio, and professionalize their undergraduate experience.
OPEN CALL DATES
August 28 - December 1, 2017
All entries must be completed using the online form. Please read these guidelines carefully before beginning your application.
Applications not submitted by 11:59 pm CST on December 1, 2017 will not be reviewed.
All submitted work must be previously unpublished, which includes personal blogs, social media, online journals, or magazines.
All work must be original. By submitting, you represent and warrant that the materials do not infringe on any copyright, trademark, property rights, rights of privacy, or publicity of any person or any other right of any third party, and that you have the full and unrestricted right to submit the material to
Complete the Submission Form and include a faculty/staff member who has acted as a mentor.
Entries will be chosen by jury. The jury's decision is final and non-negotiable. Entrants whose work is accepted for publication in The Alternative will be notified by email.
Note for Visual Art Submissions: If your work is selected, you will be contacted by a Visual Art Editor to schedule a date and time to deliver your work to be photographed for publication.
No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to submit.
Eastfield College reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to terminate publication at any time without prior notification.
General Formatting Guidelines
Submission Guidelines by Genre
Final notification of the jury's selection will be sent out by February 5, 2018. Notifications will be sent to the email address entered in the application.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR THE 2018 THE ALTERNATIVE:
December 1, 2017
TheAlternative@dcccd.edu with any questions or concerns.
Visual Arts Submission Form
Literature Submission Form