Submission Guidelines for a Blog Post Feature

  1. All entries should be sent to with the type of entry as the subject (poetry, art, short story, etc.)
  2. A cover letter should be attached with each submission with the following:
    • contact information (email, mailing address, your pronouns)
    • a short biography of 3-5 sentences (will be featured alongside your work should it be published)
    • indication of whether or not you give Aura permission to feature work on Aura websites
  3. Any piece submitted to Aura is expected to be the creator’s own original work. Any submissions that do not meet this standard will not be published. Any artist that knowingly tries to submit work that is not their own will not be published and will not be allowed to submit to Aura for two semesters.
  4. No previously published material can be submitted to Aura for publication consideration unless the previous journal of publication stated otherwise. Submitters are responsible in this situation for notifying Aura of the submission’s previous publication, upon submission. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but the submitter must notify Aura immediately if the submission is published elsewhere, so the submission can be removed for consideration of publication in Aura.
  5. All text entries MUST be submitted as Word or files.
  6. Include your name on every page of the work.
  7. Length: No more than 5,000 words per submission
  8. You may submit up to five written works.
  9. Art submissions may have a maximum of five works per submission. All Art submissions should be submitted as a jpg. For any questions or concerns, please contact