The Ash is the new literary arts magazine of Ashford University. We seek to publish fearless and inventive poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art or digital media. All submissions should be appropriate for online publication and distribution.

We will publish two online issues per year, in October and April, both of which will be available to the entire Ashford community, as well as the public at large. Submissions are open year round through 

Contributors to The Ash will see their work published online and archived indefinitely.


Submit up to five poems at a time in a single file. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please inform us as soon as possible if any of the poems have been accepted by another journal.


Get news and updates about The Ash in the Ashford Student Publications group on LinkedIn!