2018 Submission Guidelines

Sea Change is open to the entire Cape Cod Community College community. We accept entries from full- or part-time students, faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff members. We also accept submissions from students, faculty and staff at the Center for Corporate and Professional Education at Cape Cod Community College in Hyannis, MA. All are welcome to submit.

We are presently accepting submissions for spring 2018. Our deadline is March 1, 2018 at midnight EST.

For the 50th Anniversary of the first Sea Change publication, this year we are accepting submissions from students at our partner high schools: Regional Cape Cod Technical High School and Barnstable High School. Welcome!

Multiple Submissions

We will consider up to two fiction or nonfiction manuscripts (fewer than 1,500 words), up to four poems (1-5 pages each) and up to six visual art pieces. Simultaneous submissions to other publications are acceptable as long as you inform us of the dual submissions and advise us immediately if the work is to be published in another magazine.  All work must be previously unpublished to qualify.

Manuscript Guidelines

Following these simple instructions will streamline the review process. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions, hard copy manuscripts will not be returned.

What to send

  • Fiction and non-fiction pieces must be double-spaced, single-sided, in 12-point font, limited to fewer than 1,500 words. Please let us know if the piece is fiction or non-fiction.
  • Poetry must be in 12-point font, limited to 1-5 pages per poem.
  • All submission must be submitted in a Microsoft Word document or Google Document.
  • Please number all of your pages.
  • Please make a copy of your work as we cannot be responsible for lost submissions. Hard copy manuscripts will not be returned.

Where to send


Visual Art and Photography Guidelines

We are happy to accept scanned and/or photographed art. All art must be presented in an electronic format. Please review the following specs when preparing your submission.

What to send

  • Art submissions should be in a JPEG or TIFF format.
  • All artwork files should be a minimum of 300 dpi with the longest digital dimension not greater than 14.
  • Please specify the medium and size of the original piece of artwork.
  • Please include your name and contact information on your cover letter and your biography.
  • We accept both black and white and color images.

Where to send

Our submission editors are eager to review your creative work and in the words of Thomas Jefferson, “Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.” Submitting pieces early gives the Sea Change staff time to be extremely thoughtful with regard to the selection process. It also helps greatly if any minor revisions need to be made to a piece prior to publication. Please consider this final thought when planning your entry.

Our email address is Contact us with any questions. We look forward to reviewing your work. Good luck!