Submission Guidelines

THE HELIX welcomes submissions of artwork and literature on both a national and global scale. Please review our guidelines carefully, as any piece submitted incorrectly will be rejected.

Submissions are currently being accepted for the Fall 2017 edition of The Helix.

Up to (4) submissions for a genre per submitter will be considered each issue.

The Helix reserves first North American serial rights. Upon publication, all rights will revert back to you. We also reserve the right to archive your work on our website. The Helix does not publish previously published work, but does allow for simultaneous submissions. If your work is accepted elsewhere, we ask that you withdraw your submission. We send all accepts/rejects through email. If we have not gotten back to you in six months, you may query us.

All subissions must have a title (including art).


Please submit your literature to our email,  Submitters from Central Connecticut State University must include their graduating class and department in the comment box, or include information such as if you are an alumni or a professor. Once a piece is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn. If you are submitting multiple works, please send them individually.

  • Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Plays, etc.
  • File Formats (.doc or .docx)
  • 12pt font Times New Roman
  • Poetry should be single spaced
  • Prose should be double spaced
  • Maximum of 3,000 words

The Helix editors respect the integrity of all author’s work and will not make substantive changes without first consulting with the author. The Helix staff does reserve the right to make copy editing changes, and light line editing changes. If we accept a piece that we feel requires a more substantive revision prior to publication, we will notify the author and grant the author 3 days to respond to the editorial changes.

Creative nonfiction pieces must include appropriate disclaimers including name changes and paraphrased conversations.

We follow the Chicago Manual guidelines when editing submissions.



Send your art submissions to in order to be considered for the Helix Magazine. Please include title and medium of each submission.

  • Must be scanned/high quality photography of the work
  • 300 DPI Minimum
  • Size 10 Inches Minimum
  • TIFF or JPG