$100 prizes will be awarded in each of three categories for best student work:

  • Short Fiction and Essay
  • Poetry
  • Art and Photography

Bresnehan statue


turning tides

the MMA literature and arts journal

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  • essays
  • short stories 
  • poetry
  • photography
  • visual art
  • videos
  • music

MMA students, staff, and faculty are invited to submit pieces for publication each year. Submissions are selected for publication by the student editorial staff.

Past Issues 

2017-2018 Student Editorial Staff Members

  • Angelina Basile
  • Megan Bressoud
  • CJ Christiansen
  • Melissa Cochrane
  • Matt DeAmbrose
  • Sarah Hardwick
  • Nason Kelley
  • Erin McNeil

Submission Guidelines


  • Identifying information should appear only on the online submission form
  • Anonymous submissions will not be accepted
  • Submissions must include a valid MMA email address
  • Please set MARGINS at 1.25 inches on all four sides
  • NUMBER pages (if more than one page) in bottom center of page
  • DOUBLE SPACE short stories and scripts
  • 12 POINT TIMES NEW ROMAN font for short stories, scripts, poems, and essays
  • Entries must be uploaded as one of the following formats (gif, jpg, png, avi, mov, pm3, wav, doc, docx)
  • Images must be in .jpg format
  • Please title all work

Narrative, Analysis, and Research Essay Guidelines
Limited to one entry per author

Short Story Guidelines
Limited to three entries per author

Poetry Guidelines
Limited to five entries per author

Photographic, Computer Art or Drawing
Limited to five entries per artist (Note: Artwork might not be published in color)
Submissions are limited to up to 15MB uploads

Submit an Entry