Talisman accepts submissions of poetry, prose, and art. Any student enrolled at Skyline College is eligible to submit work for consideration. The magazine is completely designed and created by Skyline College students and is published each Spring Semester.

Submission Deadlines

  • Submission Period: final submissions due April 8, 2023
  • Notifications occur in April
  • Publication Date: End of Spring Semester
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Submission Guidelines

Email submissions to SkylineTalisman@my.smccd.edu.

Poetry: Submit 1-5 Poems SEND AS A Word Document Only.

Prose: 1-2 Pieces of Fiction, Nonfiction, Hybrid, or Drama. 7 Pages Maximum, Double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 Pt. Font. SEND AS A Word Document Only.

Visual Art: 1-5 Pieces in any medium. Image resolution should be at least 300 dpi and in .jpg format. We publish full-color and black and white images. Talisman may use images for publicity purposes. 

Contributors receive two copies.


All submissions will be considered for Prizes.

  • First Prize: $100
  • Second Prize: $75
  • Third Prize: $50