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Calling all aspiring female artists!

The Laughing Medusa is Boston College's only all-female literature and arts journal and aims to provide a safe space for female artists at BC.  We publish student poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, photography, and other visual arts in the spring of each academic year.  Our editorial council is comprised of undergraduate women who have a variety of artistic backgrounds and interests and are enthusiastic about reading and publishing student work!

All student submissions and inquiries may be submitted to We accept high-resolution photographs and digital files for art pieces and ask that you limit fiction to 5-6 pages, double spaced, but feel free to submit a number of your pieces.

The Laughing Medusa also hosts AROOO, or A Room of Our Own, a celebration of women in the arts, once each semester.  Contact us if you are interested in reading, performing, or hanging art at AROOO.

The Laughing Medusa is a great way to get published and share your work with the greater community. We look forward to reading and discussing your submissions in an anonymous and constructive environment!


The Laughing Medusa Council


is a unique journal on campus which focuses specifically on conversational, insightful essays that are meant to promote dialogue among students and faculty. The pieces are not intended to be heavily technical (such as a standard research paper), nor so discipline-specific that an average student would feel excluded from the conversation - our past issues have featured intelligent and engaging essays with an interdisciplinary bent. In the words of a former Editor-in-Chief, Dialogue is neither a political nor an artistic-literary magazine, but an intellectual journal comprised of essays on topics as diverse as philosophy, theology, history, science,



You've done the research.
You've written the paper.
Now get it published!

We know students at Boston College have diverse and fascinating academic
interests; now we have provided a forum for you to show us just who you are
in your element at BC.


Boston College Undergraduate Research Journal is a great way to
get your work published and engaged in the greater academic discourse
outside of the classroom. Past articles published in Elements have even
gone on to publication in educational textbooks for national use. The
deadline for submitting your research for the Fall 2009 issue is fast

We seek research papers (1500-5000 words) that are well-written,
well-researched, and on an engaging topic. Any research paper-including
term papers written for class or a chapter from a senior thesis-makes an
excellent candidate for publication in Elements. Please visit to view past issues.

To submit your paper, please follow the instructions provided at If you are a graduating senior, you can
submit for next year's issue, provided that all of the work was done before

Our mission is to become a forum for the exchange of original ideas within
and across disciplines at the university. We will showcase the varied
research endeavors of fellow undergraduates to the greater academic
community. By fostering intellectual curiosity and discussion, the journal
hopes to strengthen and affirm the community of undergraduate students at
Boston College.  Please consider joining us in this mission and submitting
your research.

Please contact Erin Eighan at with any questions.


The Stylus is Boston College’s largest undergraduate literary and art magazine. Founded in 1882, it is the oldest club at Boston College and one of the oldest collegiate literary magazines. We are a completely student-run publication.

Stylus publishes biannually, at the end of each semester. Reading periods vary, but up-to-date information on submission periods and magazine events may be found at or on the Stylus Facebook page. We accept original student art, poetry, and prose, and our word limit for written pieces is 5000 words. All work is reviewed anonymously.

Feel free to email us with any questions at or drop by our weekly meetings. Everyone is welcome at the meetings and can actively participate in our reviewing process.

Boston College Witness Online

Witness welcomes submissions of unpublished poetry, creative non-fiction, short fiction, feature articles, essays, criticism, interviews, reviews, photography, paintings, sculptures, videos, and music to our hard journal and online journal. We are committed to publishing original works that foster an awareness and ongoing discussion of social justice, so please keep that in mind when submitting your work.

To submit a work, please send the submission form and your work to, or the PULSE office, Stokes N125. If you are emailing your submission, please put the type of submission in the subject of the email.