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 We only consider previously unpublished works.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.
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Please submit only one piece of fiction at a time. We do not accept work previously published online or in print. We prefer stories under 3,000 words, but we will read stories up to 4,000 words. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please let us know immediately if your work was accepted elsewhere.

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Please submit up to three poems at a time. We do not accept work previously published online or in print. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please let us know immediately if your work was accepted elsewhere.

Please submit completed nonfiction essays on any topic. We do not accept work previously published online or in print. We'll read any true story up to 4,000 words long. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please let us know immediately if your work was accepted elsewhere.


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