Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to Zephyr, the University of New England's journal of creative expression. To submit your work to Zephyr, you must be related to the University in one of the following ways:

  • Student of UNE
  • Current or former employee of UNE
  • Current or former UNE Trustee
  • Alumna/alumnus of UNE
  • Immediate relative of any of the above

Submit to Zephyr via DUNE: DigitalUNE, UNE’s online repository.

In submitting this work to Zephyr you represent that:

  • You are the work's originator.
  • Publication of your submission will not violate any copyright or other proprietary right.
  • You grant us a nonexclusive (i.e., you still own it) right to publish your submission and to use it for promotion of the journal.
  • You understand that submitting your work to Zephyr does not guarantee publication in the magazine.


May I submit more than one piece?

Yes. You may submit a maximum of ten works for consideration each year.

Who owns my poem/drawing/photograph if it is accepted for publication in Zephyr?

You do. We simply reserve the right to use published pieces in promotion of the journal.

I do not attend or work at the University of New England. May I still submit work?

If you are a member of the immediate family of a person who attends or works at UNE, your work is eligible for submission. We also encourage Westbrook College/University of New England alumni to submit.

Are back issues of Zephyr available for purchase?

Back issues of Zephyr can be viewed on UNE’s digital repository DUNE: DigitalUNE. We have in our archives copies of Issues 2 through 5 (Spring 2001–Spring 2004). You may purchase copies by emailing Dr. Susan McHugh at If your work is accepted for publication, you will receive a complimentary copy of the journal in which your work is published and will receive a discounted purchase price for subsequent copies.

Will my written work be subject to editorial changes if accepted for publication?

We do our utmost to respect your rights as author so that your work appears in its original form; however, we routinely make grammatical/punctuation corrections to final copy.

Do you accept only poetry and short fiction?

No, we happily consider alternative forms of written expression, including, for example, brief essays, literary critiques, and song lyrics.

Are there page limitations?

Currently, there is a five page limitation per individual submission. The recommended sizes of drawings and photographs are described under submission guidelines.

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