Causeway Lit is the online component of Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose. It is run by graduate students of the Fairfield University MFA program. We hope you love to write, because we love to read. We look forward to viewing your submissions. 

We are currently accepting submissions for all three categories!


Contest Submission Guidelines

Fiction and Nonfiction Submission Guidelines

  • Submit fiction or nonfiction up to 22 pages using this online submission manager.
  • Please title your submission with the title of your piece.
  • Please double space and use 12-point font.
  • Include a brief bio with contact information in the cover letter field on the submission manager, but no name should appear on the mss.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if CausewayLit is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.


Poetry Submission Guidelines

  • Submit one, two, or three poems (max ten pages)
  • Please include all poems in one document.
  • Please single space and use 12-point font.
  • In the submission manager, please include the titles of all poems in your submission title (rather than "Three Poems").
  • Include a brief bio with contact information in the cover letter field on the submission manager, but no name should appear on the mss.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if CausewayLit is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.
Ends on April 25, 2017

Poetry Submission Guidelines

  • Submit one, two, or three poems (max ten pages)
  • Please include all poems in one document.
  • Please single space and use 12-point font.
  • In the submission manager, please include the titles of all poems in your submission title (rather than "Three Poems").
  • Include a brief bio with contact information in the cover letter field on the submission manager, but no name should appear on the mss.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if CausewayLit is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.
Ends in 2 days, 21 hours $5.00
$5.00
  • Submit fiction up to 22 pages using this online submission manager.
  • Please title your submission with the title of your piece.
  • Please double spaced, 12-pt font with 1" margins. 
  • Include a brief bio with contact information in the cover letter field on the submission manager.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if CausewayLit is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.
Ends in 2 days, 21 hours $5.00
$5.00

Nonfiction Submission Guidelines

  • Submit nonfiction up to 22 pages using this online submission manager.
  • Please title your submission with the title of your piece.
  • Please double space and use 12-point font.
  • Include a brief bio with contact information in the cover letter field on the submission manager, but no name should appear on the mss.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if Dogwood is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.