Who We Are
The “Black & Blue Review” is a student-run venue to acknowledge and exhibit exceptional, ambitious literary works in conjunction with the Coyote Chronicle. We challenge you to challenge yourselves.
The “Black & Blue Review” is open to poetry, fiction, and non-fiction submissions by students, alumni, and faculty.
All selected submissions will be published online—there will not be a print companion piece available.
Upon submission, please include a mini-profile of yourself that is between 150-200 words, including full name, field of study, aspirations—literary or otherwise—and a profile photo of the author that is at least of 1000 by 1000 pixels (PNG or JPG only).
Please no selfies. If you do not wish to include a photo of yourself, you may include an original photo or artwork that is emblematic of yourself.
If the editorial staff finds your photo inappropriate in terms of content or mood—aim for artsy or professional—we will substitute your profile picture with a default image.
Poetry, fiction, and non-fiction works will be accepted. Please be mindful, the poetic form will be consistent to what the Microsoft Word document reads.
It is preferred that submissions do not exceed 5,000 words; however, exceptions may be made if the work has been most impressionable to the Coyote Chronicle staff.
CSUSB is a Hispanic Serving Institution so, as a result, we will accept works that include or are written entirely in Spanish.
You may include additional photos or artwork to supplement the story. They must be of your own creation; if not, include the name of the photographer or artist with their consent.
Quantity & Frequency of Publications
The Black & Blue Review will publish up to 6 submissions every week the Coyote Chronicle prints: 8 issues per quarter—dates located at the bottom.
Students and alumni will compete for 5 main slots and faculty would compete for the 6th.
If the quantity and quality of submissions exceed Chronicle expectations, the staff may consider publishing additional works per issue.
Based on the number and quality of submissions, the staff may choose to publish fewer than 5 or none.
What Happens to Non-Published Works?
All submissions not selected for publishing will still be considered for the remainder of the quarter in which originally submitted. If a work was not published one quarter, the author may submit it for consideration the next quarter.
When & How to Submit
Submissions will be accepted starting on the first day of the 2015-2016 academic school year: September 24, 2015.
It is recommended that you submit works at least a week prior to the following dates to ensure enough time for your work to be carefully reviewed. Due to the “Black & Blue Review” production cycle, any submissions received between Thursday-Sunday will be considered for the next week’s issue.
To submit a work, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and include the literary work, the mini profile, and photo as separate attachments.
Name the literary work “Title by [Full Name]”.
Name the mini profile “[Full Name]’s Profile”.
Name the photo “[Full Name] Photo”.
Where to Read Published Works
The editors of the “Black & Blue Review” will not contact the authors whose works have been published. The names of the published authors will be printed in that week’s issue of the Coyote Chronicle, which will be distributed on the dates listed below.
The works will be available on the official Coyote Chronicle website—coyotechronicle.net—as well as in a digital literary journal available on issuu.com, starting every Monday the Chronicle is disbursed on campus. Those dates are listed below.
Publishing Schedule for 2015-2016 School year
It is recommended you submit works at least a week prior to the following dates to ensure enough time for your work to be carefully reviewed.
October 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
March 7, 14
April 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 31 (Tues)