the literary journal of Palomar College


Submissions are now open for the Spring 2016 issue!

Deadline Thursday, March 3, 2016


Published every spring, Bravura has been a forum for student creativity for over fifty years.  The editors of Bravura invite all of you writers, poets, photographers, and artists to showcase your work in this national award-winning publication.  This year's issue promises to be our most impressive yet, so gather your work, send it in, and become immortalized in print.

Cash prizes are available:

First prize, Poetry:  $100
Second prize, Poetry:  $75
Third prize, Poetry:  $50
First prize, Prose:  $100
Second prize, Prose:  $75
Third prize, Prose:  $50
First prize, Visual Arts:  $100
Second prize, Visual Arts:  $75
Third prize, Visual Arts:  $50

All prizes will be awarded in May at the Bravura Gala


We accept original submissions in the form of:

Submit your work  as an email attachment to Text MUST be submitted in MS Word or plain text format. NO HARD COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.  ALL artwork must be submitted as either a JPEG or TIFF; you should scan your work at a minimum of 300dpi.  Make sure that all submissions include your contact information:  name, phone number, and email.  Files may also be submitted directly to Dr. Carlton Smith (office:  Humanities 301G) or Dr. Rocco Versaci (office:  Humanities 301F). We reserve the right to edit submissions as a condition for publication.

For more information, please call (760) 744-1150, ext. 2971, or email