Reading Periods

September 15th–December 15th


About Us

Invisible City is an online publication of the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco. Submit work that encourages us to see the world from new perspectives and different angles, ones that we may not have previously considered or imagined. 


General Guidelines

  1. We only consider previously unpublished works. No exceptions. Thank you.
  2. We do not accept submissions via email or postal service. You can submit your work to us through Submittable. If you run into any technical difficulties in uploading your submission, please contact us at invisiblecity@usfca.edu.
  3. We do accept simultaneous submissions. However, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  4. If you’re submitting prose, please limit your submission to one story or essay at a time.  We will not consider any prose pieces over 4,000 words.
  5. If you’re submitting poetry, please submit to us no more than three poems. The best things come in threes: Olympic medals, wishes, Cerberus heads.

Invisible City is excited to announce a call for visual artwork. Invisible City makes the unseen seen through words and art. From unheard voices to imagined landscapes, what was once hidden is now visible.

For our next issue we will be exploring the theme of Transience / Resonance. We are looking for work that explores the center of a moment—when change occurs, leaving the audience with the aftermath. A shared sense of impermanence. Of togetherness existing for a brief moment.

Invisible City is dedicated to showcasing and promoting talented Artists from all over the world.

· All artists must be at least 18 or older to apply. All works must be of your ownership. We do not accept other artist's work.

· Painting, drawing, Collage, Street Art, Textile Art, digital art, Illustration, photography and mixed media are eligible.

· Please make sure your artwork is at a high resolution.

When submitting please title the Image: __TITLE OF PIECE__MEDIUM_

Selected visual artwork will be published alongside a literary arts piece.

We look forward to seeing your work!

Invisible City team

Invisible City