AGORA means “gathering place,” and the word usually refers to the public marketplaces of ancient Greek city-states. Today, when we think of “markets,” we might immediately imagine the Wall Street world of high finance or the product-stuffed aisles of our local grocery store. The agora of ancient Greece, however, was not solely devoted to consumers and commodities; it was a center of public life.
Our hope is to develop our AGORA into a such a center. We especially encourage submissions from writers whose work has not been published elsewhere. Maybe you are an undergraduate student just starting to explore writing, or a recent college graduate with stories, essays, or poems just waiting on your laptop. Maybe you are eager to share your writing but anxious about getting started with that process. If these scenarios sound familiar, AGORA is a good place for you.
Submissions of short fiction, short nonfiction, poetry, drama, hybrid pieces, and essays (literary analysis, cultural critique and commentary) are welcome. Please send up to 10 double-spaced pages, and please e-mail your work as a Word attachment to Dr. Megan Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions will have identifying details removed for anonymous review by our staff. We cannot pay our writers but we do not charge reading fees.