How to Submit to Illuminations

Illuminations publishes prose, academic writing, poetry, and art by SCC students, faculty, staff, and administrators. We encourage submissions from across the disciplines. Our mission is to be an inclusive outlet for artistic works with a diversity of voices, styles, and subjects meaningful to the SCC community.  

Illuminations is published in the Spring of each year. Submissions are accepted year-round from current SCC students, faculty, staff, and administrators. 

Prose submissions are limited to no more than five from one contributor; poetry and art submissions are limited to no more than ten from one contributor. 

To submit, please complete the submission form.

Written work is accepted as .rtf, .doc, .docx file. For art, please submit high-resolution images as .tif or .jpg files, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, and a minimum size of 1500 pixels wide and 2100 pixels tall, or 5" wide and 7" tall. Works can be photographed or scanned for you if needed. Images embedded in Word or PDF files will not be included; please provide a separate image file(s). 3D artwork should be photographed against a white or single, solid color backdrop. 

The deadline for Volume 26 submissions is May 31, 2024. 

Contributors should be aware that submitted work may be used in promotional materials, featured on the cover of the magazine, included on the SCC website, or submitted to literary magazine contests. Contributors retain copyright of submitted and published material. 

Questions should be directed to Tammy Zimmer, editor at