Spires is an intercollegiate art and literary magazine based at Washington University in St. Louis. The magazine is published bi-annually and distributed free of charge to the Washington University community at the end of each semester. We review all undergraduate submissions of poetry, prose, short stories, creative non-fiction, drama, artwork, and digital media.

We accept submissions from all undergraduates currently enrolled in American universities. We are currently accepting submissions for our Fall 2022 issue. We also accept work sent to the email address below year-round. More information about submissions can be found on the Submission Guidelines page.

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Washington University in St. Louis
6475 Forsyth Blvd,
St. Louis, MO 63105