CRE8 now accepts submissions from September 1 through April 30 each year. 


We will not be able to answer questions about submissions from May 1 through August 31. 


The focus of CRE8 is work written by BSU students and graduates, but we want to publish anyone with a strong northern Minnesota connection, including writers attending the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference.

We accept both electronic and hard-copy submissions.

Electronic submissions should be Word documents or documents in RTF format. Please do not email PDFs. Please follow the instructions for emailing submissions on the Submission Cover Page.

Paper submissions can be mailed to the address on the Submission Cover Page OR turned in to the Reception Area across from the elevator on the 3rd floor of Hagg-Sauer on the BSU campus.

Artists who want to be featured in a Profile should submit information electronically.  Please click here for the Profile Interview Form and instructions on submitting electronically.

We are currently accepting fiction and nonfiction submissions of up to 4,000 words (shorter is fine!) and poetry submissions of up to 75 lines per poem. We also accept graphic narratives.

You may submit up to 2 prose pieces, 3 poems AND/OR 1 graphic narrative for any reading period.

Please use the official Submission Cover Page and make sure your name is on each page of your document. If you are submitting prose, include a word count on the first page of each submission; include a line count for longer poems.

If we accept your writing for publication, we will contact you by email.  Of course we will also contact you if we are unable to publish your work.

Questions? Please write to us at cre8here “at” or fill out this form: