Technical guidelines per each medium are detailed below. Always fill out a new submission form for every piece you are submitting.

**Only 5 works total from each author/artist will be considered.


Windhover is now accepting all forms of video work including but not limited to:

    • animation
    • stop motion
    • music videos
    • short films
    • experimental films/videos
    • documentaries


Windhover accepts all forms of literature including but not limited to:

      • poetry/prose
      • short stories
      • nonfiction
      • essays
      • articles

Always fill out a new submission form for every piece you are submitting.

Editors may request you to shorten submissions as seems fit. This does not guarantee acceptance, it merely helps narrow pieces that are in the “hold” stage.

Tips for submitting your literary work:

  • Find inspiration!
    We want to see creative and original work, but taking inspiration from your favorite authors/ poets can be helpful when trying to figure out how you want to write!
  • Edit, edit, edit!
    Make sure you are going over your piece and editing it so it is a reflection of your best work! Ask friends or family to read it and give you their thoughts — this will be helpful in determining how other people understand what you are trying to say!
  • Read past Windhovers
    Reading past Windhovers can give you an idea of what kind of literature we have accepted in the past. But remember, just because you don’t see something that looks like your work doesn’t mean we won’t accept it! We are always looking for new and fresh writing.
  • Don’t be disheartened if we do not accept your work
    We understand the vulnerability and courage it takes to put up your creative work for criticism. If we do not accept your work, that does not mean your work is any less amazing. Keep writing and keep submitting, because that’s what artists do!
  • Don’t push yourself too hard
    The creative mind works differently than anyone else’s. Remember to take breaks, come back, try new approaches — don’t run yourself into a ditch trying to finish your piece. Give yourself time so you can take your time.


Windhover accepts all forms of visual work including but not limited to:

      • paintings
      • sketches
      • photography
      • digital art
      • graffiti
      • cartoons
      • ceramics
      • fashion designs
      • graphic design
      • 3D work
Work should be submitted in a form suitable for publishing in the physical copy of Windhover.

Always fill out a new submission form for every piece you are submitting.

Files should be submitted as a TIFF, PNG, or JPEG in CMYK. Scanned work should be processed at 600dpi and digital work at 300. E-mail if you have any issues with these file specifications. 


Windhover accepts all forms of audio work including but not limited to:

  • songs
  • instruments
  • beats/mixes
  • hip-hop
  • electronic music

Audio files should be submitted as a WAV, AIFF or FLAC at 44.1 kbit/s. Accepted work will be published on our Bandcamp site at and artists’ names and song titles will be printed in the physical book. 

Always fill out a new submission form for every piece you are submitting.

It is possible for the editor to request a revision of your piece. This does not guarantee acceptance, merely it helps narrow pieces that are in the “hold” stage.


All submissions must be from North Carolina State University students, faculty, staff or alumni. If the work is co-owned or co-created, only one member must be in someway affiliated with North Carolina State University. Windhover shall have no obligation to review, evaluate or publish the submission, nor shall be under any obligation whatsoever to you with respect to the submission, though we will notifiy you if you are selected for the current edition. Windhover is copyright NCSU Student Media, however the owner(s) and creator(s) retain ownership of their individual works after submission. This is a “First North American Rights” contract wherein Windhover publishes it first, after which the author of the work can do whatever they want with it, for profit or otherwise, and Windhover lays no claim to anything beyond that first publication.

By submitting any content, including but not limited to text, images, audio or video, you certify that:

1. You are the owner or co-owner of the submission. If co-owned, all parties agree to the submission of the work;
2. If there is any trademark, you are the trademark holder;
3. You are not prohibited by any prior agreement or law from the transfer of non-exclusive electronic rights to the work;
4. You accept sole responsibility for any false statements or encumbrances upon rights not disclosed to us;
5. You will allow Windhover to use the material in the online edition of the publication, as well as that year’s annual publication;
6. You agree, by submitting content, to not hold Windhover responsible for any injury, including but not limited to consequential, incidental, direct, indirect, special, punitive or any other damages whatsoever whether they be mental or physical, resulting from the publication of the submission;
7. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Windhover, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns, from and against any and all claims, demands, expenses, losses or liabilities including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees and punitive damages that may be asserted against or incurred by Windhover at any time in connection with the Submission, or any use thereof, including, without limitation, those arising from any breach, or alleged breach, of the warranties, representations and promises provided by you to by Windhover.