Submit to 1807

Submissions are no longer being accepted for the next issue of 1807.

View the latest edition, released in winter 2023.

Who May Submit

Any of the following people who are aligned with UMB in one of the following ways may submit:

  • UMB faculty
  • UMB staff
  • UMB students
  • UMB affiliates*
    • UMB alumni
    • UMMC employees
    • BioPark employees
    • West Baltimore neighbors living in one of the seven West Baltimore neighborhoods that make up the Southwest Partnership: Barre Circle, Franklin Square, Hollins Roundhouse, Mount Clare, Pigtown, Poppleton, and Union Square

These people are NOT eligible to submit:

  • Employee family members, including children or spouses of employees
  • Retirees
  • Former employees 

*Affiliates are those who have a relationship with UMB but are not faculty, staff, or students.

When to Submit

The deadline to submit is March 31, 2024.

Artists and authors are encouraged to submit early because the site may become overwhelmed in the hour or two before the deadline.

What You May Submit

We accept poetry, photography, and photographs of artwork.


  • Poetry

 Visual Art 

  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Drawing
  • Digital art
  • Other


  • Landscape
  • People
  • Art
  • Other

Varied Art

  • Sculpture
  • Textiles
  • Clay
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Jewelry
  • Other

Submission Criteria

We accept up to three submissions per person total.

You may submit to more than one category.  

Series are no longer being accepted.

Artwork deemed by the editorial review board as pornographic, of a highly polarizing nature, violent, or otherwise unacceptable for publication will not be considered for publication.

We accept only writing, photography, and/or imagery of art that has not previously been published in print or online.

Simultaneous Submissions

We accept simultaneous submissions (submissions that have been submitted to other contests, journals, etc.), but you must inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

How to Submit, Submission Parameters, and Plagiarism

Submissions will be accepted electronically via Submittable. All artists or authors who submit work to 1807 must agree to UMB's terms for submission

You may re-submit unpublished entries from a prior year. 

The journal will not accept submissions through postal services or email. If needed, University computers will be available for submitting items for consideration. Please contact if you need access to a computer to submit your work.

When submitting, there are several categories from which to choose; please choose the correct category for the type of work you want to submit. Incorrectly categorizing your art may result in disqualification.

Work that is submitted to 1807 must not be plagiarized or violate copyright laws. If a submitted work is plagiarized and/or violates copyright laws, the work will be disqualified. Please review the Copyright and Plagiarism Guidelines for more information.

How to Name Your Art

When submitting to any category, please name the filename of your artwork after the title of the piece. Please do not include any personally identifying info, such as the artist's name.

Ex: For a painting titled "A World Away" use the filename: a_world_away

Tips for Submitting Photographs and Photos of Artwork

The quality of the image you submit of your artwork matters. While we appreciate that not everyone is a photographer, in the design/layout stage of creating the journal, we can “fudge the image a little” to enlarge a photograph, but we do so at the risk of losing detail. So this is not our preference. Therefore, please submit the best photo you are able to take or solicit the help of a photographer to help provide the best photo of your artwork. 

Please create and submit a high-resolution (see “Image Size”) image of your artwork by using these tips and guidelines.

In the interest of fairness, the judges should not know the identity of the artist when evaluating the artwork. Please conceal personally identifying info, such as an artist's signature, from your artwork(s). If your artwork is selected for publication in the journal, you may be asked for a version with the signature unhidden.

Tips for Poetry Submissions – Guidelines for Formatting Your Document

There is a 600 word limit on submissions. If your submission is an excerpt from your larger written work, please preface the submission with the words "Excerpt from [your title]."

All typeset should be formatted to one-page with .5 inch margins and sequentially numbered pages.

Written entries with errors/ typos may be disqualified, corrected, or published as-is.

Files submitted in unreadable file formats will not be considered.

In the interest of fairness, the judges should not know the identity of the artist when evaluating the artwork. Please remove personally identifying info, such as an artist's byline, from your document(s).


Submissions must include a personal biosketch of up to 100 words that may be included in-full or in-part in the journal.

Gallery Show

Please indicate on your submission form if you are willing to display your artwork, if selected, in an art gallery display.

Being Selected for Publication

No more than one submission per person will be selected per category for publication.

Winners will be notified by email.

Submissions Questions?

If you cannot access Submittable due to a disability and need support, please contact

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your submission, please contact

If you have general submission questions, please contact