Submissions For Klio Now Open!

Calling all passionate writers and artistic souls! Klio, Penn State’s online creative arts journal, is now accepting submissions for the Fall 2017 edition. If you have a love for short stories, non fiction, photography, music or the arts, Klio is the publication for you.

Klio was founded in the fall of 2016 by Alison Jaenicke’s English209: Journal Practicum class. Klio, the online sister publication to Kalliope, has paved the way for students across the various Penn State campuses to submit their works and showcase their passions. This year’s staff is currently revamping the website, but submissions are being accepted for all genres while Klio is under construction.

Varshini Chellapilla, one of the editors-in-chief of Klio, encourages all students to submit to the website. To her, Klio is a place of celebration.

“I believe people should submit to Klio because we hold no barriers in terms of what you’re allowed to submit,” said Chellapilla. “You want to submit a dance piece? Sure! You want to show us a sculpture you made? Great! We’re here to celebrate anything and everything that the Penn State student creates.”

“What we’re trying to do here at Klio is give all Penn State students a platform to showcase their work, no matter what it is,” said Syndey Herdle, another editor-in-chief of the creative arts journal.

The submission guidelines page can be found here. All submissions are due by November 5, 11:59 p.m.

While you wait to hear back from the Klio staff after submitting your work for the fall edition, check out the Halloween “Day of the Dead” prompt contest the publication is currently holding. Are you a lover of all things horror? Do you have a scary story to tell? Submit an original piece of artwork, writing or photography to for your chance to be featured on the Klio website and be recognized at the launch party at the end of the semester.

For more information on the prompts competition, click here or check out our booth at the HUB all next week to pick up a flyer about the competition and learn more about Klio.

To learn more about the muse behind Klio, check out the website and catch up on last years winners and blog posts. Make sure to follow Klio on Instagram @klio_psu and like them on Facebook @Klio PSU.

Good luck!