The English Department publishes Upper Mississippi Harvest, an annual literary and art magazine, and Kaleidoscope, a multicultural literary arts magazine.

The Upper Mississippi Harvest

The Upper Mississippi Harvest Literary and Art Magazine has been edited and produced annually by students through the English Department for more than thirty years. Harvest features poetry, short fiction, nonfiction and drama writing, photography, art and comic works by students at St. Cloud State.

Past Issues

Submission guidelines

Our submission deadline each year is October 31st. To be eligible for submission, students should be enrolled in at least one credit during any of the following semesters: the previous Spring or Summer, or the current Fall term.

All submissions should be emailed to:

Include your name and the title(s) of your work in the body of the email. Only the title of the work should appear on each piece submitted.

  • Poetry: 1-5 pieces per person, typed.
  • Short Fiction/Nonfiction: 1-3 pieces per person. Maximum 3,500 words per piece, typed and double spaced.
  • Drama (monologues, short script excerpts): 1-3 pieces per person. Maximum 10 pages per piece. Formatted appropropriately.
  • Photography/Art/Comics: 1-5 pieces per person. Black and white and full-color submissions accepted.

Failure to meet any of the guidelines may result in disqualification. We reserve the right to reject any submission. Faculty members enrolled in classes are not eligible for publication.

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