Submission Info

Like a Child: A Return to Innocence

The Chimes 2018-2019 issue will remind its readers of the importance of maintaining a sense of childlike wonder as they navigate adult life.  In Matthew 18:4, Christ told his disciples, “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” As Christians, this childlikeness needs to be prominent in our walks.  Especially as we are establishing ourselves in adulthood, we dare not lose the meek, yet astounding faith and magnificent sense of wonder we had as children.  Oftentimes, we get caught up in this transition into maturity and forget what it is to be like a child.  Therefore, this issue hopes to prompt contributors and readers to connect with their inner child, reinvigorate their curiosity, and explore the joy of being a child of God.

Submissions are 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 2018 will be considered for publication in the Spring 2019 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.

Please send your work to Fabrice Poussin ( in Word Documents/jpeg files with all the information requested below. Thank you for your patience!

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