Submissions for Magazine

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: We are currently not accepting work until

Dec 2018.

Obscura accepts work from all current full time and part time students of Lehman College ONLY. We accept poetry, short stories, short plays, essays, and other creative writings. We also accept COLOR photography, prints, drawing, and photographic representation of other artwork, such as paintings or sculptures. However, we do not accept op-ed pieces, current news stories, or other journalistic work*.

Format for all Submissions


Please send a cover letter via email to in proper business letter format addressed to:

Editors, Obscura

Lehman College-CUNY

Department of English

250 Bedford Park Blvd. West

Bronx, NY 10468

  • This cover letter should include a brief description of the work you are submitting, a one to two sentence bio, and your contact information (name, email address, and phone number).
  • Each submission must be attached separately to the cover letter email as a Word Document ONLY. (NO PDFs)
  • For each manuscript submitted, author name, address, and contact information should be on the first page in the upper left corner, followed by the title.
  • For all subsequent pages, author name and title should be in the header or footer.
  • All pages must be numbered.


  • Format: Typed; double-spaced; 1-inch margins; 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font.
  • Length: Maximum 5,000 words.
  • All work must be original and unpublished work.


  • Format: Typed; single-spaced; 1-inch margins; 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font.
  • If possible, all poems should have a title.
  • Length: Maximum 5 poems per submission.
  • All work must be original and unpublished work.


  • Color graphic material is preferred, as we will be printing this edition in color.
  • All photographs MUST be in HIGH QUALITY.
  • Should be scanned or saved at a resolution of 300 dpi.
  • If artwork does not belong to you it is your responsibility to obtain permission from the rightful owner(s).
  • All work must be original and unpublished.

*By submitting your work, you are agreeing to these terms and are legally responsible for any misrepresentation.


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