Who all can submit to the magazine?

Although we’re stationed in South Carolina, The Lettered Olive has been accepting poetry, prose, art, and photography submissions from undergraduate students across the country for the past fifteen years. To contribute to this year’s edition, email your submissions to us at

What can kind of submissions are you looking for?

The Lettered Olive accepts all types of writing and art submissions: poetry, prose, essays, drawings, paintings, photography, and more.

How do I submit?

Send your submissions to our email:

When do you stop taking submissions?

Our deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2017, but it’s never too late to send your work in for next year’s magazine!

What’s your history?

In 2004, The Lettered Olive became the University of South Carolina’s first literary and art magazine. What started as a small, Preston College collection has grown into a fully-fledged creative magazine that accepts original works from undergraduate students across the nation. The Lettered Olive is proud to compile and showcase unique pieces of fiction,  poetry, and visual art and provide a professional outlet for undergraduates to express themselves and gain public recognition.

How do I join?

Undergraduate students interested in editing, designing, or publishing future editions of The Lettered Olive are encouraged to e-mail