Submission Info


Submissions are open again due to the winter weather that has hit Rome and surrounding areas. Send in your best snow pictures and snow-inspired writing following the guidelines below! Submissions will close again this Wednesday (12/13/17) at 11:59 PM.



“Selah” is found 74 times in the Bible, 71 times in Psalms and three in Habakkuk. The true meaning of the word is unknown, but scholars believe it was a musical or reading direction to pause and reflect on the preceding passage. With this theme, we are looking for pieces that focus on small moments in life–things you only notice if you slow down and pay attention.

As of Spring 2017, submissions have been opened to all undergraduate students in the USA and abroad. Submissions must be in English.


Mission of magazine:

The Chimes, having been part of Shorter University’s history for over 130 years, holds to the values upheld by the University. We withhold the right to reject any pieces submitted for publication that do not fit with the University’s mission (“Transforming Lives Through Christ”); therefore, pieces that contain crude themes or language may be rejected. The Chimes accepts submissions from students, faculty, and alumni of Shorter University, as well as from undergraduate students enrolled at any college or university. All submissions must be original; plagiarism, whether accidental or purposeful, is unacceptable.

Submission Guidelines:

Please follow guidelines closely when submitting; failure to do so will disqualify your work from being reviewed for publication. Submissions received before December 2017 will be considered for publication in the Spring 2018 issue.

  • Do not include your name or any identifying information on your attached files, but only in the appropriate fields in the submission form below.
  • Include a 50-100 word third-person bio in the field provided.
  • You may submit work in multiple categories. Please send a separate submission for each category.
  • Attach writing in word documents and art in jpeg files; include titles.

Writing Submission Guidelines:


-Send up to 5 poems, 12pt. Times New Roman, single spaced except for stanza breaks, no more than 40 lines per poem.
-We’re all for creativity in form, but unique line spacing or indents may not appear as intended in the final publication due to possible formatting issues.


-Short stories and flash fiction, 3 pieces max, 1,500 word max, 12pt. Times New Roman, double spaced.

Creative Non-Fiction

-3 pieces max, 1,500 word max, 12pt. Times New Roman, double spaced.

Art Submission Guidelines:

– Send up to 10 photos, attached in  jpeg files.

We are currently having issues with our submission form; in lieu of submitting your work below, please send it to Fabrice Poussin ( in Word Documents/jpeg files with all the information requested below. Thank you for your patience!

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