Submissions

International Contest: This year, there are two contest themes. Please choose one or both. We look forward to reading your work! The deadline is October 15, 2022. The results will be announced by November 15; the autumn issue of Folyosó will appear at the end of November.

Theme 1: Write a piece that in some way connects two or more of the arts (including dance, music, literature, fine arts, theatre, film, and more). You are welcome to be adventurous in your definition of the arts. Your piece may show the connection, discuss it, or both. For example: You could write about a poem that has been set to music, or your piece could be a song-play. All components of your piece must be original and your own, unless you are writing about someone else’s work. In that case, please list the sources at the end. You are welcome to supplement your piece with pictures, audio recordings, videos, etc., but it is the written piece that will be considered in the contest. Please send your submission to diana.senechal@vargaszolnok.hu by October 15, 2022. In your subject line, please include “Contest Submission: Theme 1.” Please be sure to give your piece a title.

Theme 2: Write a piece of social criticism: explaining what is wrong, misguided, or distorted about a tendency in society. This piece must not point the blame at individuals or groups, but instead explore the nature of the error. The piece may be an essay, story, poem, or other written form. Please send your submission to diana.senechal@vargaszolnok.hu by October 15, 2022. In your subject line, please include “Contest Submission: Theme 2.” Please be sure to give your piece a title.


Open Call (year-round, open to Varga students only): Send us your best writing, in English, in any form (poem, story, essay, dialogue, etc.)–and send us your art. Please read this entire page and the FAQ page for details. To submit a piece for consideration, please email it as an attachment (Word for writing, high-quality image file for photography and art) to diana.senechal at vargaszolnok.hu. In the subject line, please include the word “Submission.” Please be sure to give your piece a title. If we accept your work for publication in Folyosó, we will publish it in the following issue or the subsequent one.

Hungarian Feature (year-round, open to secondary school students who write in Hungarian): Please send us your best stories, essays, poems, or other work in Hungarian (to diana.senechal@vargaszolnok.hu, with “Hungarian submission” in the subject line). Only a few pieces will be chosen. If we accept your work for publication in Folyosó, we will publish it in the following issue or the subsequent one.

Art (year-round, open to Varga students): Please send us your art. It must be entirely original: that is, not a digital adaptation of an existing work. We will select a few pieces to showcase. The Folyosó website does not allow for extremely large files, so we may have to reduce the size somewhat. If we accept your work for publication in Folyosó, we will publish it in the following issue or the subsequent one.

By submitting your work, you are attesting that is original and unpublished. You may quote briefly from other works, but please credit them properly. If your work is original but closely based on another work, please note this in your cover letter or in the piece itself.

Please note that if your submission is accepted, it will be published under your name (no pseudonyms or anonymous entries allowed). This is for three reasons. First, authors and artists in this journal should be willing to put their name to their work; this is a matter of both responsibility and pride. Second, this allows the journal to be taken seriously by others. Third, when you put your name to your work, you allow others to compliment it, comment on it, and ask questions about it.

We look forward to publishing exciting, moving, unusual, and thought-provoking pieces (in different styles, forms, and moods). If your piece is not accepted, please try again with another piece. If accepted, it may still need to go through some revision and editing before it is ready for publication. Any changes will be made in consultation with the author.

We look forward to reading your work!