The Foundationalist


Submission Guidelines


Submissions are now open!

The Foundationalist is currently accepting submissions of literary essays, poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction for our third issue until midnight Sunday OCTOBER 27

No word maximum, no word minimum, no theme. Just your best work sent as a docx to:


Please include a cover sheet with your name, home institution, year of graduation, genre of submission, and title of your submission.

Please format the name of your docx as: “your last name_title of submission_genre of submission” (e.g “Simpson_ My Mother_non-fiction”)

You are welcome to submit to multiple categories, but please limit your submissions to one piece per category. 

We do accept simultaneous submissions; however, will not publish pieces that have been previously published. Please let us know if a piece that you submit is accepted to another magazine or journal so we can remove it from consideration.

The editorial board’s reading period is from September 16th to December 8th.

We look forward to reading your work.

If you are interested in joining our editorial board or starting a chapter of The Foundationalist at your institution, please contact us for more details.


 Past Issues of the Foundationalist:

Volume I 

Volume II

Volume III

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