genesis: Literary and Art Magazine

Published bi-annually, genesis, IU Indianapolis’s Art and Literary Magazine since 1972, provides opportunities for aspiring writers, artists, and editors. All IU Indianapolis and Herron School of Art students may submit work for consideration by the all-student editorial staff. Best of Issue prizes are awarded for Art, Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction.

Editors develop skills by reading and viewing submissions, selecting pieces for publication, editing the selections, designing the layout of the magazine, and submitting the finished manuscript to the printers for publication. Each semester a public release party, with readings and art gallery, feature the student contributors. Copies of the magazine are free and distributed across campus.

View their website for information about joining genesis staff and submitting work.

Twitter: @iupuigenesis

Contact: Sarah Layden
Faculty advisor

Interested in getting published?

In order to have an impressive portfolio of your writing to show prospective employers, grad school administrators, or internship coordinators, you will need to have some clips of your published work. One way to do that is to write content for our Department of English website. Email Carrie Sickmann at to see how you can help, and get published in the process! This may not be the only site that needs content. Look around at corporations’ and non-profit organizations’ websites and see if you can offer your expertise in writing to spruce up their content. Take the first steps to get yourself published today!