ABOUT/FAQ Expressions

What is Expressions?

Expressions is the SUNY Adirondack literary and arts journal which has had an annual issue every year since 1964. It is student curated from submissions solicited from the SUNY Adirondack community. Expressions is proud to have provided a platform for the voices of our community for over 50 years.

Who can submit to Expressions?

Students, alumni, staff, and faculty can all contribute. We encourage submissions from current students, staff, faculty, and alumni of SUNY Adirondack.

What is the submission deadline?

We will consider all correctly submitted submissions received by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2021.

What types of work are eligible for submission?

The SUNY Adirondack Community is vibrant and diverse, and because of that we welcome all types of creative work for consideration, including (but by no means limited to):

  • Written work: poetry, short fiction, creative-nonfiction, journalistic prose, food writing, social commentary, creative academic analysis, etc.

  • Visual arts: photography, painting, digital art, sculpture, video, etc. 

  • Performing arts: song, dance, short film, etc.

How do I submit work to Expressions for consideration?

Written submissions:

  1. We accept up to a total of 10 typed pages of written content per author. 

  2. Please Note: We DO NOT accept .pdf file submissions!

  3. Please title each piece individually.

  4. Submissions should be sent as an attachment in .docx format to expressions.sunyadk@gmail.com before 5pm on April 16, 2021.


Visual & performing arts submissions:

  1. At this time there is no limit to the number of visual art submissions per artist.

  2. Please Note: We DO NOT accept pdf file submissions

  3. Please title each piece individually.

  4. Submissions should be sent as separate attachments in either JPEG,  PNG, or MP4 format to expressions.sunyadk@gmail.com before 5 p.m. on April 16, 2021.


When will I hear back about my submission?

Thankfully, we receive a large volume of submissions. 

Consequently, we send out a single round of emails at the end of the consideration period to inform those who’ve submitted work about the status of their submission. 

But keep an eye on your email; we may have follow-up questions about your submission regarding the content, file compatibility, etc. that, if unanswered, may prevent us from being able to include your work in Expressions

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