We’re Sure It’s Great!

Today is the deadline for art submissions. We’re on the lookout for intriguing photographs, paintings, mixed-media, sketches, comics/comic strips, and whatever you believe the world needs to see. Turn in your amazing artwork by midnight tonight to be considered for publication in Transfer 115.

Left to right: “Self Portrait” and “Lip Gloss” (Ghulam Shaikh), “Baggage Exchange” (Odessa Blackmore), and “China Town” (Nico Harrimon), from Transfer 114.

Transfer’s First Haiku Contest Results!

The haikus - Photo taken by my mother on the kitchen table in her home in Willits, CA

At the Transfer 102 Release Party on December 6th 2011, we held our first-ever Haiku Contest. All twenty-four participants, using pens and scraps of paper provided by yours truly, wrote their haikus on the spot during the party. The much sought-after prizes awarded to the author of the winning haiku (aside from blog fame and bragging rights) were two Transfer issues of the winner’s choice. The optional topic was “forbidden desire.” Entries ranged from the timely: a ditty about Herman Cain and a prayer for Occupy protesters, to the timeless: a refusal to perform anal sex and Oedipal vengeance motivated by stolen Mexican food.

Angelica Barraza, the Editor in Chief who made the final editorial decisions for Transfer 102 and me, Erica Schimmel, one of last issue’s Fiction Editors, judged the poems together. The selection process was difficult as we combed through these wildly varying displays of poetic prowess.

In the end, we chose…*drum roll* Continue reading “Transfer’s First Haiku Contest Results!”

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 transfermagazine@gmail.com. Please name the subject of your email “transfer art submission.”