Display Magazine

Please note: Effective February 28, 2020, submissions for Display only need to be submitted via e-mail. You no longer need to be print and submit a physical copy. 

Display presents the college's best and brightest student poets, and writers of fiction and non-fiction.

All GRCC students may submit their work to Display. Submissions are generally accepted in November and in March. Literature entries accepted by Display include short stories, one-act plays, poetry, and essays. 

How to Submit Your Work 

  1. Cover Page: Attach a cover page with name, address, phone, email, and a list of entries by genre and title (Example: Poetry, “Stay” / Poetry, “Red Rock” / Poetry, “Windows” / etc.).
  2. Digital Copy: Submit all of your work as a downloaded (not shared) attachment in one of three formats: .doc, .docx, or .rtf. DO NOT SUBMIT .PDF.
    1. Please format your submissions in the following way:
      1. 12 point font
      2. Times New Roman
      3. Poetry: left justified unless the poem specifically uses formatting as a creative element
  3. Where to submit: E-mail your manuscript(s) to: display@grcc.edu.   
    • Subject line should state: Your Name and the words Display Submission.
      • For example: "Philomena Haagenblas Display Submission"

Submission Guidelines

  • Manuscript Lengths: Display accepts fiction and nonfiction (essays) of up to 4,000 words, though flash and short fiction pieces are often in the range of 500 to 2,000 words. Short plays should be no more than 10 pages in length and formatted with left-aligned character names (rather than the traditional centered format, which uses more space).
  • Quantities Accepted:  Up to (5) poems, (2) prose entries (fiction/nonfiction), and/or (2) short plays will be accepted from each student. A student may enter in one or more genres. (Example: one student could enter 5 poems and 2 prose pieces.)
  • Genres: Display accepts fiction (short stories), one-act plays, poetry in all forms, epistles, and essays (nonfiction).
  • Format: All manuscripts must be typed and marked for genre: fiction, play, poetry, or essay. All publication formats accepted (MLA, APA, etc.).
  • Edits: Display editors reserve the right to edit or select portions of any submissions to correct general errors or fit pieces within the magazine. 

Display Faculty Advisor for Writing:
Sean Mackey, smackey@grcc.edu