Spires is an intercollegiate art and literary magazine based at Washington University in St. Louis. The magazine is published bi-annually and distributed free of charge to the Washington University community at the end of each semester. We review all undergraduate submissions of poetry, prose, short stories, creative non-fiction, drama, artwork, and digital media.

For our upcoming 21st anniversary issue, we are accepting submissions only from undergraduates at Washington University in St. Louis, in order to celebrate the diversity and depth of the creative voices present on our home campus. The “WashU edition” of Spires will be published in the spring of 2016.

Our latest issue can be found here: Spring 2016.


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