Submitting Online to Transfer

Literary Submission Guidelines

Transfer Magazine is no longer accepting literary submissions online.

However, you can download the cover letter here and fill out the necessary information. (NOTE: Adobe Reader will NOT save edits made to PDF forms. You will not be able to submit digitally on your computer if Adobe reader is your only PDF reader). Be sure to print and attach your cover letters to each of your pieces.

We allow up to three fiction, nonfiction and drama submissions, and five poetry submissions per person.

Art Submission Guidelines

We’re looking for photography and other forms of visual art be they sketches, paintings or digital created by current San Francisco State students to feature in Transfer’s next issue! Your artwork could even be on the cover of the magazine. We especially encourage journalism, photography and other fine arts majors to submit.

We only accept art digitally and will NOT accept images of a PPI (pixels per inch) lower than 300. For the best results, please set your digital cameras and scanners at a high PPI. Attach your high quality art files to an email including your full name and telephone number to Please name the subject of your email “transfer art submission.”

Submitting Hard Copies to Transfer

To submit hardcopies you can either pick up cover sheets at the Creative Writing office at Hum 380, the Transfer office in Hum 372 or download the PDF to print. Make sure to fill out one cover letter per submission. Turn in four copies of each submission with each coversheet either at the Transfer mailbox in Hum 380 or at the Transfer office.

We only accept work from San Francisco State students. You may submit up to three fiction, nonfiction and drama submissions, and five poetry submissions. Do not include your name on the submissions themselves.

(Note: we only accept written submissions, not visual art, in hard copy. Artists: please submit online to with “transfer art submission” as the subject)