Shoofly is a student-run literary journal sponsored by the English Department of Kutztown University. Founded in 2004, Shoofly showcases original poetry, short fiction, and drama by students and members of the KU community. Students from all majors are welcome.

Advisor, Professor Jeffrey Voccola

Call for Submissions

Shoofly Literary Magazine is now accepting poetry, fiction, and drama submissions for the 2017 edition.  You may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration.  (Only one of the three submissions may exceed 3,500 words.)

Submission Guidelines (Please follow these instructions carefully.)

  • Attach each submission to the email as a separate Word document and please name each attachment with the title of the piece and the genre: fiction, poetry, or drama. For example, an attachment would read as follows: The Great Gatsby, fiction.  Please do not include your name or contact information anywhere on the attached manuscripts.  Instead, attach one separate cover sheet with your name, KU email address, and the titles of all submissions.  To view a sample coversheet, visit:
  • Please do not submit the same pieces to Shoofly and Essence.
  • The Shoofly Literary Magazine editorial staff selects pieces for the magazine without any knowledge of the author, so submissions sent incorrectly will be returned unread. Notifications will be sent in April 2017.

Submission deadline: November 20, 2016