Display Magazine

Display presents the college's best and brightest student poets, and writers of fiction and non-fiction. artists. 

All GRCC students may submit their work to Display. Submissions are generally accepted in November and in March. Literature entries accepted by Display include short stories, one-act plays, poetry, and essays. 

How to Submit Your Work: 

  1. Submit three (3) hard copies of each manuscript with no name or contact information. Attach a cover page with name, address, phone, email, and a list of entries by genre and title (Example: Poetry, “Stay” / Poetry, “Red Rock” / Poetry, “Windows” / etc.).
  2. Submit one (1) cover page with contact information of author and titles/genres of all pieces submitted.
    1. Place submission in an envelope addressed to Display.
    2. Drop off envelope to the English Dept. Office, 4th Floor, College Park Plaza building. 
  3. Submit a Digital copy: In addition to hard copies, e-mail your manuscript to: display@grcc.edu.  Attach files in one of three formats: .doc, .docx, or .rtf.  Subject line must include genre and your full name (Example: Fiction, Jane Smith). 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Manuscript Lengths: Display accepts fiction and nonfiction (essays) of up to 4,000 words, though flash and short fiction pieces are often in the range of 500 to 2,000 words. Short plays should be no more than 10 pages in length and formatted with left-aligned character names (rather than the traditional centered format, which uses more space).
  • Quantities Accepted:  Up to (5) poems, (2) prose entries (fiction/nonfiction), and/or (2) short plays will be accepted from each student. A student may enter in one or more genres. (Example: one student could enter 5 poems and 2 prose pieces.)
  • Genres: Display accepts fiction (short stories), one-act plays, poetry, and essays (nonfiction).
  • Format: All manuscripts must be typed and marked for genre: fiction, play, poetry, or essay. All publication formats accepted (MLA, APA, etc.).
  • Edits: Display editors reserve the right to edit or select portions of any submissions to correct general errors or fit pieces within the magazine. When possible, writers will be contacted prior to final draft.

Display Faculty Advisor for Writing:
Sean Mackey, smackey@grcc.edu