The Aerie is an annual journal which showcases work being done in creative writing and art by Concordia University Irvine students, alumni, faculty and staff. In addition, it provides students from both the English and Art departments a hands-on experience working collaboratively to produce a quality literary and arts journal. Students are involved in every aspect of the production from the call for submissions, to the selection of creative work and the design of the journal. The publication of The Aerie is made possible with funding from the Office of the Provost.
Length limits (per piece submitted):
1200 words for:
- short fiction, and
- creative nonfiction
40 lines for:
Submit no more than:
- five poems and/or two prose pieces
Submissions that are accepted for inclusion in The Aerie may be edited for length and technical accuracy.
All submissions must have a title. Thoroughly proofread your work.
How To Submit
To facilitate a blind reading process for literary submissions, each submission must have a cover sheet that lists:
- the author's name
- title of the work
- genre (fiction, nonfiction, etc.)
- author's contact information
The author's name should not appear on the piece itself.
Entries must be received by Friday, December 6 at 5:00 p.m.
Literary entries should be emailed with attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Concordia students should use their Eagles email account (email@example.com).
The subject line should read
The email should include:
- the author's name
- anticipated graduation date
- title of creative piece(s)
- contact information
The attached document must be a .doc or .docx file.
The file name should be the author's last name.
More than one poem or story may be attached to the same email. Notification of selected and non-selected work will be sent via email.
Deadline for submissions: Friday, December 6th at 5:00 p.m.
Open to all Concordia students, faculty, and staff
- Submit no more than 5 pieces.
- All submissions must have a title.
- Studio art submissions that are accepted for inclusion must be available for the designer to scan or photograph.
- Digital artworks (graphic design, photography) that are selected must be available at high resolution.
- One detail image per entry may be included and should be labeled as such.
How to Submit
Entries must be received by Friday, December 6th at 5:00 p.m. Art entries should be emailed with attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Current Concordia students should use their Eagles email account (email@example.com).
The subject line should read Aerie Art Submission
The email should include: the author’s name anticipated graduation date title of artwork medium contact information Each image file must be named with the artist’s name, title, and medium, eg., jane-smith_growth_acrylic More than one file may be attached to the same email.
The jurors select the artworks to be included in The Aerie publication from the images submitted. Notification of selected and non-selected work will be sent via email.
Past Editions of The Aerie