Submissions

Submissions to the Spring 2021 issue of Folyosó are now open! The deadline for all submissions is April 15.

Folyosó welcomes original English-language writing, as well as art (including photography), from students of the Varga Katalin Gimnázium and around the world.

Open Call (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.”

Hungarian Feature (open to any 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.

This spring, we are not holding a contest (we will do so again in the fall), but we welcome international submissions on either of the two topics below.

International Topic: The Wall: Secondary school students around the world are invited to submit pieces that have to do with walls in any way. You may consider walls as insulators of privacy and heat; as things to eavesdrop through; as national borders; as barriers between people; as elements of architecture; as part of idiomatic expressions (“up against the wall,” “drive someone up the wall,” etc.), or anything else. You may write in any form that can be reproduced online.

International Topic: The Speech: Write a speech on any topic of your choosing. It must be original; that is, if you quote anyone else, you must put the cited text in quotation marks and credit the source. The written speech must be accompanied by an mp3 audio file (no video).

All international entries should be sent to diana.senechal@vargaszolnok.hu. Please put “International submission” in the subject line. In your message, please provide your name, country, town/city, school, and a one-sentence biography in the third person. Please attach the entry as a Word document or Google doc. (No pdfs, please; it must be in an easily editable format.)

By submitting your work, you are attesting that is original and unpublished.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!