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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, or it has been indicated where and when it has been previously published.
  • Written submissions should be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document.
    Artwork, photography, and graphic story submissions should be uploaded as JPEG, or PNG file.
  • Your name, educational institution, program, and a short 3-sentence bio have been included in the submission file.
  • Texts should be submitted in Times New Roman, 12 pt., with standard indentations and paragraph format where applicable. For any emphasized text or foreign terms, please use
    italics rather than underlining. Excerpts of written work are welcome.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • Make sure your name is not on your submission. We take no responsibility for your anonymity; that is your responsibility.

Author Guidelines

Lyre Magazine publishes work by undergraduate writers and artists and SFU graduates. Non-undergraduate students who are not SFU students may also submit; priority will be
given to undergrads. We accept short stories, essays, travelogues, translations, poetry,
short-form graphic novels, plays and monologues, and other written genres, as well as
photography and visual artwork.
Appendix: Editing Guide
The purpose of the Lyre Magazine is not to do 'creative' editing, such as chraracter and plot development, but rather "objective" editing, that looks for proofing, clarity, and flow within the author's work. 
*When submitting, please note that there will be instances where the editorial team may make changes to your submission. in this case, the Editor-in-Chief will send you the proposed changes whereupon you will be given a week to review and fix the proposed changes.
**As mentioned in the submissions chart above, Lyre Magazine welcomes excerpts for works longer than 4 pages. When submitting prose, please submit the entire literary work and highlight in BOLD the proposed except. Please note that excerpts will be subjected to revision. Editors will accept or reject the proposed excerpt, and may suggest another excerpt within your work.
  • Max. 1 page
Prose (Excerpts welcome) 
  • Max. 4 pages
  • For pieces longer than 4 pages, submit the entire work and indicate the preferred excerpt in bold*
  • Excerpts are subject to revision**
  • Max. 4 pages
  • All citations must be done in MLA format
Graphic Story
  • Max. 2 pages
  • JPEG format
Screenplays/Scripts/Monologues (Excerpts welcome)
  • Max. 4 pages
  • Excerpts are subject to revision**
  • Max. 4 pages
  • Submissions will only be considered if the Lyre can find someone to read and translate them (if necessary)
  • Must be scanned and submitted in JPEG format
  • Low resolution allowed for submission.
  • Accepted submissions will be required to submit high resolution versions for publishing
  • Specify if a piece is a cover submission. Cover submissions will also be considered for publication within the magazine
Digital Art (Typography)
  • JPEG format
  • High resolution
  • All text must be outlined 
 NOTE: Please make sure that your name is not on your actual submission. 

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