Interlochen Arts Academy Creative Writing

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The Interlochen Review 2020 is now closed for Creative Writing and Singer-Songwriter submissions. Visual Arts and Hybrid Genre submissions will be accepted until April 12, 2020.

The Interlochen Review is an online literary journal edited by creative writing students of Interlochen Arts Academy. We’re thrilled to invite talented high school writers, singer-songwriters and artists (grades 9-12 or high school postgraduate year) from around the world to submit their work. We look forward to receiving a diverse range of voices and welcome work that exhibits passion, skill, and an innovative approach to craft.

The deadline for visual arts and hybrid genres submissions is Sunday, April 12, 2020 by midnight, Eastern Standard Time. Please scroll down to submit to individual categories using the submit button, and please follow the submission guidelines below.

Interlochen Review Hybrid Genre Submission Guidelines: 

You may submit up to 6 pieces total. Please submit each piece individually. We accept work in the following categories:

Hybrid Genres- We welcome work that subverts genre distinctions or does not fit in any of our other categories. These may include film essay/poem, photo essay, new media writing, performance documentation, mixed-media experiments, or any other hybrid work. Each hybrid genre piece must be submitted and uploaded individually as a .docx, .PDF, .mp3, .mp4, .mov, or .jpeg. 

Interlochen Review Visual Arts Submission Guidelines: 

Individual Visual Arts submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Students are limited to 10 visual arts submissions total.
  • Submissions must be 300 dpi and no greater than 8" x 10".
  • Each submissions must be uploaded separately in .jpeg, .tif, .PDF, .mp4 or .mov file formats.
  • Any medium is accepted; 2D or 3D photographed. Art films or video documentation welcome.
  • Black and white or full color welcome.
  • If you are interested in submitting a visual arts portfolio instead of individual pieces, please see the submission guidelines for portfolios below.
  • Pieces submitted in portfolios may also be submitted individually.

Visual Arts Portfolios must adhere to the following submission guidelines:

  • Students wishing to submit a portfolio of up to 20 pieces of artwork that are connected aesthetically and/or thematically should submit these using the Visual Arts Portfolio category.
  • Students are limited to submitting one Visual Arts Portfolio.
  • All pieces in the portfolio should be uploaded as one submission.
  • Submissions in portfolios must be 300 dpi and no greater than 8" x 10".
  • Submissions in portfolios can be uploaded in .jpeg, .tif, .PDF, .mp4 or .mov file formats.
  • Any medium is accepted; 2D or 3D photographed. Art films or video documentation welcome.
  • Black and white or full color welcome.
  • All portfolios must be accompanied by an artistic statement explaining how the portfolio is connected aesthetically and/or thematically and describing what themes or artistic processes the artist is exploring in this collection.

All submissions must be accompanied by a brief author or artist bio. Please do not include your name anywhere on the submission except for in the bio statement. 

We do accept work recognized by Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and YoungArts. We do not accept previously published work from other journals, online or in print, with the exception of work that has appeared previously in the Red Wheelbarrow. We accept simultaneous submissions but request that you notify us immediately if your work has been accepted by another journal. Please e-mail us at with any questions. 

We’re looking forward to reading and viewing your work!


The Editors of the Interlochen Review


The 2019-20 Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Scholarship Competition is now closed. The winner will be announced by April 1, 2020. 

Interlochen Arts Academy Creative Writing