Submissions for the 2023 edition of High Grade are now closed.
Thank you to everyone who submitted! We will be processing everyone's submissions in the upcoming weeks.

We welcome all genres of original fiction, poetry, photography, art, and music from Mines students, faculty, staff, and alumni. You can refer to the High Grade aesthetic for general style guidelines, as well as the information below on technical guidelines. Want to submit something original not listed? Contact us!

Visual Art

Art pieces must be submitted as a .jpg or .png file (please minimize file compression).

If you're submitting a photo and it's low quality*, you may still submit it, however, we will require a new photograph to be taken should your submission get accepted.

*Low quality refers to blurry and/or <300 ppi photos (as a general rule of thumb, the longer side should be at least 2,000 pixels).

Fiction & Poetry

Written pieces must be submitted as a .docx file (Microsoft Word document).

All pieces should be submitted in 12-point Times New Roman font, left-justified. Fiction pieces must be double spaced, and poetry pieces must be single spaced.


Audio submissions must be submitted as a .mp3 or .wav file.

Samples are not allowed. Music featured in the journal is posted as web-exclusive content to our site and to SoundCloud.

All pieces, regardless of medium, must follow the following three rules:

Ready to Submit?

Submissions for the 2023 edition of High Grade are closed.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at highgrade [at]