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Good Evening! We are pleased to announce the works that will appear in the Fall 2017 issue of The Bayleaf. Thank you to all who submitted; we appreciate your hard work and dedication to this publication. Below are the works and authors who will be published: Literary Works: Literary Award Winner: "Thanks," Eric Smith "Love," Matt Catanzaro "Caught," Betsy Kleinsasser "Fall 2017," Betsy Kleinsasser "Memories That Never Happened #1," Amanda Duncklee "Intrusion," Maura O'Neill Art Works: Art Award Winner: "Floral Serenity," Ashley Caldaro "Bubble Glaze Pitcher," Ashley Caldaro "Grow With Me," Ciara Rodriguez "Bolton Landing, NY," Ciara Rodriguez "Audrey Portrait," Joey Gerace "Autumn Reflections," Paige Elizabeth "Lilypad Set," Paige Elizabeth "Flower Cone 2," Maci Roos "Figure 8," Carolyn Warcup "USA," Carolyn Warcup "Peppermint and Potatoes," Tristan Treg "Weeping Widow," Francesca Giuliani "Outside the Window," Georisell Vasquez "Full Bloom," Cecelia Peters Cover Art: "Phone-Tone," Matt Catanzaro Thank you again to those who submitted work. Whether you see your name here or not, know that your efforts, talents, and pride in your work is appreciated and valued. Congrats to all the authors and artists!

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Hello everyone! The submissions are great, but unless more people vote on them, no one will know😮 Without student input, we can't have a magazine; so, students, VOTE! If you need links and guidelines to the voting please send us a message and we will give you the necessary materials. Voting takes a very small amount of your time and makes us extremely happy. In voting, you will be listed as a contributor to The Bayleaf and will have contributed to the artistic community here at Marywood, which is GREAT! Please vote, thank you!

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Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday. Every year, we are astounded and inspired by all your submissions and this year is no exception. As usual, voters decide on what goes in the magazine and if you would like to vote, please message us on here with your e-mail so we can send the submissions to you. Thanks for your interest and enjoy your day!

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The Bayleaf, Marywood's premiere journal of literature and art, publishes the work of undergraduate student writers and artists. The Bayleaf is published in the fall and spring semesters.

Submission Guidelines

The Bayleaf accepts only original student work and strongly discourages resubmissions.


  • All submissions should come in a format that will be easy to work with.
  • The Bayleaf encourages students to submit their artwork as an attached file to mubayleaf@gmail.com.
  • The artist's name should not appear on the work, but a cover sheet should be provided stating (1.) the artist's name, (2.) the title of the work(s) submitted, (3.) your major and year, and (4.) your local or campus mailing address and phone number.
  • Non-electronic submissions should come in a protective casing.
  • The Bayleaf is not responsible for any damage incurred to artwork in the submission process.
  • Properly submitted work will be returned to the artist shortly before publication.


  • Poems, short stories, essays, or any other reasonably short genre of writing will be considered for publication.
  • The Bayleaf encourages students to submit their manuscripts as an attached file saved in Microsoft Word to mubayleaf@gmail.com.
  • All work must be typed in a legible font, such as Courier New, Times New Roman, or Arial. Handwritten entries will not be accepted.
  • Do not underline or put the title of your work in quotation marks.
  • Include title and page number in the upper right hand corner of each page of all submissions.
  • If you are more comfortable submitting your work the traditional way, please put your work(s) with individual cover pages into a manila envelope. Label it "Bayleaf Submission" and take it to the campus mailing center.
  • Submissions received without any sort of identification will become property of The Bayleaf and will not be considered for publication.

The Bayleaf will accept a maximum of five submissions per student.

The editorial staff, comprised of Marywood undergraduate students, reviews all work democratically and anonymously. Submission due dates for each issue will be announced. The Bayleaf will not accept late material or any submission that fails to meet the journal's submission guidelines. Prizes will be awarded for the best literature and art submissions.

Remember to submit work that you have honed to the best of your ability. The courage to experiment, express, and create are the roots from which The Bayleaf is nourished.

For more information, contact Dr. Helen Bittel at bittel@marywood.edu or (570) 348-6219.

Contact The Bayleaf staff at mubayleaf@gmail.com.