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Display Magazine

Display presents the college's best and brightest student poets and writers.

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 

You must use your GRCC email address to submit any work and all submissions must be attached as a separate documents to your email. 

  • Please note: We will not communicate with non-GRCC email addresses.

Submission Deadline

  • Winter 2021 Deadline: Friday, March 12 at 5 p.m.

In the Body of Your Email

Please provide the following information:

  • Your name as you'd like it to appear in the magazine
  • A list with the title and genre of each submission (Example: Poetry, “Stay” or "The Shadow Anger" Fiction, etc.)
  • Download and attach all files in Word format (.doc, .docx) NO PDFs, or shared Google Documents

Where to submit

E-mail your manuscript(s) to:   

  • Subject line should state: Your Name and the words Display Submission. (For example: "Philomena Haagenblas Display Submission")

Submission Guidelines

Please adjust and format your submissions to the following guidelines.

Formatting Guidelines

  • Your submission should contain the title of the piece
  • Your submission must be in 12 point, Times New Roman Font
  • Your submission must be a Word document (not a PDF)
  • Spacing: All entries should be single-spaced, with tabs indented. Separate poetry stanzas with a double-space.
    • Note: concrete poetry and other work that incorporates a visual layout, are exempt from this guideline.

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).

Special Edition: Coronavirus Inspired Work

For this edition, we'd like to include additional writing that addresses the struggles and experiences of our students during the Covid-19 pandemic. Writers are encouraged to add another 1-5 pieces of work that tackle the pandemic in addition to their normal submissions. 

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.)


  • Display accepts fiction (short stories), one-act plays, poetry in all forms, epistles, and essays (nonfiction).


  • 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,

Please address any issues found on this page to Sean Mackey or the English Department. 


David Cope
Everything in the experience of work on Display began the continuous preparation and execution of writing that has given me a most fulfilling life, from book publications and acclaim to national awards for my work and in my retirement.
David Cope