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Sans Merci

A Shepherd University journal of literature and the visual arts solicited from Shepherd students.  Submitted material is selected for publication by the student editors.

Every fall, Sans Merci, the student-run creative magazine at Shepherd University, looks for submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama.  There is usually a maximum of 3,500 words per submission.  Submissions should include the student’s name, a short bio, e-mail address, and academic year on the cover letter only.  Acceptable files are .docx and .pdf.  There is no entry fee, and submissions are limited to five entries per person.  The deadline for submissions usually falls during the week after fall semester exams.  Submit writing to

Sans Merci Release Party

The official release party of volume 43 of Sans Merci, Shepherd University’s creative magazine, featuring poetry, prose, and art by Shepherd undergraduates, edited by Shepherd undergraduates, will be held on Thursday, March 21st, at the War Memorial Building at the corner of German Street and King Street. The party will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and a reading will begin at 7:00 p.m.

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