Baily's Beads seeking submissions

The student editors of Baily's Beads, Pitt-Bradford's award-winning literary magazine, are seeking submissions for a special sections of music and performance poetry as well as general submissions for their 2018 issue.


            To ensure consideration for the 2018 issue, which will be published in January, submissions should be made by Sept. 20. Submissions received after that date will be considered for the following issue.


            The magazine is seeking general submissions that reflect the community and culture or current events in a distinctive and inventive way. It accepts poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, including memoirs, essays, commentaries, interviews and travel and nature writing. The magazine also seeks audio recordings of original music compositions and audio or video recordings of performance poetry. For those sections, composers and performers should also email a written copy of their work.


            Written submissions should have a separate cover sheet with name, contact information (address, email and phone), title of the submission and genre or medium. Please send each submission in its own word document with a cover sheet attached. To help the staff judge work on its merits, do not place a name on the work itself. Prose should be double-spaced, and poetry should be single-spaced. Authors may submit up to 20 pages of writing.


            The staff is also seeking art - photography, paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, and digital art.


            Submitted images should be high-resolution jpeg files to ensure a high-quality print.


            Writers and artists do not need to be Pitt-Bradford students to make a submission. Each author/artist is asked to submit no more than 10 pieces. All submissions should be sent to


            For more information, contact Dr. Nancy McCabe, professor of writing, at