Aries: Journal of Art and Literature

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Web, E-publication, Print
Reading Period: 
May 1 - Oct 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Less than 1,000
Editorial Focus: 

Aries is a nonprofit journal of art and literature published annually by Southeastern Community College.

Since 1969, Aries has showcased finely crafted works from North Carolina artists and writers.

Our mission is to celebrate North Carolinian writers and artists, to encourage student craft in the the fine arts, and to engage the public in the meaningful and rich heritage of art in Columbus County, NC. (Submissions outside NC okay.)

Also, you can download our eText edition of the print journal for free right here:

Tips From the Editor: 

Writing and art submissions:

Email submissions as an attachment. Use Microsoft Word for literature. Use JPG format for art.

Include name, address, biography, phone number and email on the writing. All rights revert to authors. Previously published material is acceptable.

Poetry submissions are automatically considered for the Royce Ray Poetry Award. The judge for the spring 2013 issue is Pulitzer Prize nominated poet Vivian Shipley.

Send submission to appropriate editor as an attachment:


Fiction & Creative Nonfiction:


Contact Information
Allison Parker, Managing Editor
PO Box 151
North Carolina

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Last updated: February 10, 2014

Current Issue

Cover Story 

Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.


Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.


Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.