Brushfire accepts submissions year-round, however the cut-off date for submissions to be considered for Fall editions is October 14. The deadline for the Spring editions is March 14. We only review art submitted through our website. Brushfire is a student-run publication at the University of Nevada, Reno, however we accept and publish submissions from anyone, anywhere on earth. We accept any and all printable forms of art. We DO NOT offer monetary benefits for submissions. What we do offer is the opportunity to have your work published in an award-winning, nationally recognized literature & arts journal. Brushfire allows multiple submissions, but we ask that you only submit original, unpublished work.

If you have questions that are not addressed in this letter, please feel free to contact us!

Visual Art:

  • Art and design submissions may include, but are not limited to: photography, painting, graphic design, printmaking, sculpture, watercolour, mixed media or drawing. All visual art submissions should be 300dpi, CMYK and either .jpg or .png.

Poetry & Prose:

  • Brushfire accepts poetry, prose, fiction, screenplays, creative non-fiction and other non-fiction pieces. There is no guideline to what your literature should look like—we consider experimental, traditional, Shakespearean, etc. We ask that your submission be at most 3,000 words. The likelihood of your submission being published decreases as it exceeds the word limit.

Multilingual Work

  • Brushfire accepts and encourages non-English submissions. We do require a translation of the work to accompany the original piece if it is not in Spanish. We only use the translation in the reviewing process. If the written work is ultimately accepted for publication, we will publish the original work, in its original language.

By submitting to the Brushfire, you acknowledge and agree with the following statements:

  1. I permit the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) to publish the work submitted by me in the Brushfire publication, website, multimedia, DVD or promotional materials.
  2. I confirm and agree to the following:
    1. All work submitted by me is my original work and does not illegally infringe upon any other individual or entity.
    2. As the author/artist I retain all copyrights to the submitted work.
    3. All source material from other work(s) have been acknowledged within the body or text of work or in footnotes or credits.
    4. I indemnify any and hold harmless the ASUN and the Brushfire from any intellectual property claims by any third party.
  3. If the work submitted by me is accepted, I am entitled to two copies of the edition in which my work appears.
  4. I have fully read, understood and agreed to the aforementioned terms.

Written submissions must be thoroughly edited and formatted, and submitted without the author's name on the manuscript. The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.

Written submissions must be thoroughly edited and formatted, and submitted without the author's name on the manuscript. The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.

Written submissions must be thoroughly edited and formatted, and submitted without the author's name on the manuscript. The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.

Visual art submissions MUST be cleanly scanned, photographed or cropped and submitted in a .jpg or .png file at a minimum of 300 dpi. The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.

Photography submissions MUST be at least 300 dpi. Do not include watermarks or time stamps. The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.

Music and audio files must be clear recordings and must use only original or rights-free media. The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.

The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.