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The editors of The Bell Tower are always looking forward to receiving the best work Purdue’s undergraduates have to offer. This is a unique chance for students to get published, as well as to contribute to the artistic community on campus. Purdue’s Student English Association is proud to be responsible for this publication, and we welcome any feedback or general inquiries from anyone in association with Purdue.

General Guidelines 

September 15 – December 31 is our general reading period. Submissions sent at other times will go unread. The Bell Tower is always looking for original fiction and poetry. We also accept nonfiction, photography, and art. Only three total submissions are allowed.

Poetry manuscripts should contain one poem per document. Please do not submit more than three poems per reading period. The poet’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript.

Fiction and nonfiction manuscripts should not be longer than fifteen pages. Each page must be numbered. Please do not submit more than one fiction and/or one nonfiction pieces per reading period. The writer’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript.

Artwork and photographs should contain one image per file. Please do not submit more than three artworks and/or three photographs per reading period. The person's name must not appear on the image.

Only undergraduate students registered for an academic term at Purdue University are eligible to submit.

No other submissions will be considered.

To withdraw a submission, please contact our editors at

How to Submit

Please email to submit a manuscript to the journal. In the email, include your first and last name and what category(s) you are submitting to. Make sure the piece title is the file name. All written submissions must be submitted as a PDF or a DOCX file. Visual submissions must be submitted as JPG or PNG files.