Submission Guidelines

A Journal of Cultural Exploration

Published Annually by Coe College

Please note that Colere is on hiatus for 2020. We are NOT accepting submissions at this time.

The submission deadline for the upcoming issue is January 1, 2019 and final decisions about submissions are made by the end of June. Those published receive two complimentary copies of the issue of Colere in which their work appears. All manuscripts sent via post will be considered property of Colere and will not be returned.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Up to eight poems, up to twenty pages of prose (double spaced), or up to two photographs are accepted.
  • All submissions should engage issues of culture or cross-cultural experience
  • To be considered for the upcoming issue, all submissions must be postmarked or receive via email no later than February 15, 2017.
  • If you send via post, a self-addressed, stamped envelope for our reply must be included with the submission.
  • Work that has been or will be published elsewhere will not be accepted.

Letters regarding publishing decisions on the author's work will  be sent out in late June of the publishing year.  Colere is now published in August.

Submit via email:

To submit electronically, use the subject line to indicate poetry submission, prose submission, or art submission and send material as an attached Word document or PDF file to:

Mailing Address:

 To submit via post, send submissions to:

Coe College
1220 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

For convenience, please provide an e-mail address to be contacted at and have your work ready to be sent over e-mail in a Word or Google document.

If you would simply like to order a copy of the issue (or a previous issue), enclose $5 in cash or in a check made out to Colere and specify the issue year that you would like to receive.

Questions may be directed to