Selection and Judging

Starting in 2014-2015, we will be publishing triannually, with Fall, Winter, and Spring print issues. We will also continue to publish some submissions on

All artists/writers selected for publication will be notified by email. Turn around time will be affected by the volume of submissions. Please submit your work using the email address at which it will be easiest/fastest to contact you.

Fall & Winter Issues:

We continually evaluate your submissions for print publication in the first two issues, as well as advance publication on As this is a student-run, student-funded publication, we want to publish as many MSU Denver students/alumni as possible. That being said, please keep in mind that space is limited. The earlier you submit, the more likely it is that it will be accepted for publication.

Spring Issue:

Each spring semester, a panel of judges convene to select the best submissions for the final print publication. Each submission is scored based on pre-determined criteria, including creativity, technique, and readability (for literary entries). For the 2014-2015 issue, the panel will include faculty associated with the university and special guest judges esteemed in their fields. This issue will also include the winners of Writes of Spring 2013-2014, as well as the winners of various other MSU Denver art/literary contests with which Metrosphere is associated.

4 thoughts on “Selection and Judging

  1. Angela M. Castillejo
    November 20, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    This semester I completed self portrait diptych. Each canvas depicts one side of my face which are looking at each other, as if in a stand off. One side of my face is painted for the Day of the Dead. The meaning I intended for it to convey is the inner argument of who I am and where I belong, but also that of life and death and what they mean to us.
    Is there a site that I may send a photo of my paintings to for submission?

    Thank you,


    1. November 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      Hi Angela,

      Please visit for information regarding where to submit your work.

      1. roger mcdowell
        November 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm

        Hey Sal, I’ve tried multiple times to submit some poetry, but cannot get registered/logged in. Bummer because there is only about 2 1/2 hours left to submit. Wanted you to know I really did try. :( roger

        1. December 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm

          No worries, Roger. Just send them via email to me!

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