Kanilehua Submissions

Kanilehua is the UH Hilo Art & Literary Magazine, and we work to publish the best creative pieces our UH Hilo students have to offer. This year, in recognition of the unique relationship Hawaiʻi Community College has with our campus, we are excited to announce that we will be accepting Hawaiʻi Community College submissions and look to include these pieces up to 10% of our total publication.

Submit Your Work!

Among the endless academic papers and projects that you will undoubtedly produce, perhaps you have felt the need to let your creative thoughts come to life. Here at Kanilehua, we would love to be a part of your creative expression! We are looking for your creative pieces to grace the pages of our Art and Literary Magazine here at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Types of Submissions Accepted

Literary Submissions: We accept work from any literary form and genre, whether it be flash fiction, short stories, poetry, or playwriting. Since Kanilehua is a magazine of art and literature, the only form of writing that we do not accept is academic writing. Any genre is welcome, and although it is not required, experimental forms of writing are encouraged. Up to 5 pieces may be submitted per student. The maximum word-count per piece is 5,000 words.

Visual Arts Submissions: We accept submissions of any type of visual art, including photography, paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Up to 5 pieces may be submitted per student.

Submissions for the 2023-2024 publication are now open! Pick up a copy of our 2022-2023 Art & Literary Magazine at any publication stand around campus.