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Hello all! The following is lengthy then, but please read: A most sincere thank you to all those who submitted work to us! Your talent is, as always, wonderful to behold and we are so fortunate to have artists and writers who are willing to share their creations with us. Tomorrow afternoon, we will send out the voting form: all the literature works and art works that have been submitted and two forms to cast your votes. If you are an undergraduate student at Marywood who wants to be a part of this democratic process, please comment or message us your e-mail. You will have until Friday, 4/20 at 11:59 to vote. Reviewing the works should take about 20 minutes and it is extremely important that people do vote. If you did not submit your work yet and still wish to do so, or if you have submitted and wish to send more work/revisions, you will have until 11:59 this evening to do so. Don't be shy; show us what you've got! If there is a circumstance where you have work you wish to submit but fear you will be unable to do so by that time tonight, please message The Bayleaf. via Facebook Our email is and we hope to hear from you!

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Hello everyone! We hope that you had a blessed Easter and that you spent some time creating works to submit to us! The submission deadline is next FRIDAY APRIL 13 at 11:59 p.m. Please send your works to us via, and encourage your undergrad artist/writer friends to send in their work. We're looking forward to seeing what you send us!

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A feather-shaped earring was found in the archives room after Bayleaf Live/Open. If it's yours, you can claim it at the help desk.

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Bayleaf sampleThe 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 the 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 or (570) 348-6219.

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