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.

Creative Nonfiction

Submit up to 7,500 words typed and double spaced. We're less interested in academic pieces and book reviews than we are in narrative nonfiction and lyrical essays. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please inform us as soon as possible if the piece has been accepted by another journal.

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