Have questions about submitting or Spectrum in general? Scroll below to find answers to questions we frequently get asked. If you have any questions that aren't listed below, send us a note at ccs-spectrum@ucsb.edu, and we'll be happy to get back to you.


Submitting your work is free.

Yes! So long as each work follows the guidelines for its genre, and you only submit one submission per category.

Yes! But please make sure to let us know if your work is accepted somewhere else, and you would like to withdraw your submission from our consideration, as soon as you are notified of the acceptance.

Yes! However, if your work is republished somewhere else, we ask that you credit Spectrum Literary Journal as the place of first publication.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer compensation at this time.

Yes! Anyone can submit to Spectrum, provided that they are not currently a member of Spectrum, or planning to be one when the issue to which they submitted is being made.


Simply enroll in the W&L CS 170 series. We accept students from all majors and colleges at UCSB. We’d love to have you join us!