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Second Story Journal

Second Story Journal is the arts and literature publication of the UNCW Honors College. Published by the Honors Student Media Board, Second Story Journal prints poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, scholarly essays, translation work, photography, and visual art in an annual issue. Since 2011, Second Story Journal has published issues that represent the diverse mindsets and creative abilities of UNCW Honors College students.

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Submissions are open for Second Story Journal: Volume XII. The deadline to submit is TBA, but will be sometime in late September.

Please send your work to secondstoryjournal@gmail.com as an attachment. Include your name and title(s) of your work in the email (not in the attached document). You may submit up to 5 pieces total (across all categories).

Submission Requirements

Poetry: No longer than 5 pages each, titled, and in a .doc or .docx format.

Short Fiction and Nonfiction: No longer than 3,000 words each, titled, and in a .doc or .docx format.

Scholarly Essays: No longer than 3,000 words each, titled. Essays submitted must be original works in .doc or .docx format with sources cited in MLA format.

Foreign Language: No longer than 3,000 words. Only one foreign language submission per student. Original work must be accompanied by a translation, with appropriate acknowledgements to translator (if applicable), titled, and in .doc or .docx format.

Visual Art: Photographs of two- or three-dimensional works, titled, and in .jpeg format.

Photography: Titled, and in .jpeg format.

Digital Art: Original, titled, and in .jpeg format.

Submit all visual files in the highest resolution possible, please.


Second Story Journal is run by a volunteer staff.

Second Story Journal Staff

Jenna Johnson, Editor in Chief

Jenna Johnson, Editor-in-Chief


Abigail Celoria, Rising Editor-in-Chief

Krista Balint, layout editor

Krista Balint, Layout Editor


If you would like to join the staff selection committee for the upcoming issue, please email Jenna Johnson at secondstoryjournal@gmail.com.SaveSave