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We are pleased to announce the following submissions will be printed in the Fall 2015 Bayleaf: Art Winners (in no particular order): Blue Lady Portrait by Tristan Tregaskis - Art Award Windy Day at the Shore by Sofi Walter Bella Morte by Paige Owings Red by Cassidy Lesoine Lamb of Cod by Zachary Yahn Untitled (elephants) - Lilyanna Guziewicz City Rush by Katlynn Whitaker Just Keep Swimming by Emily Spory Hummingbirds in Summer by Elizabeth Knudsen Unnamed Woman by Deanna Szabo Literary Winners (in no particular order): Until the Stars Go Out by James Asbury III - Literary Award Confessions of a God by James Asbury III Science Meets Emotion by Amanda Duncklee Cornfields by Riley Covaleski Explosions by Riley Covaleski Goblin Darts by Travis Murray A Letter to Ourselves by Samantha Ziemba Cosmos by Maura O'Neill Blank by Maura O'Neill Slowly, Suddenly by Maura O'Neill Thank you everyone for voting and submitting! You're all fantastic!

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If you haven't voted yet, GET TO IT! The more votes we get, the better!! Tell your Marywood friends, message us if you need the materials, there are no excuses! ;) Voting closes Thursday, November 5, at 7 PM! Winners will be announced here and via Bayleaf email around 7:30 the same day.

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VOTING IS NOW LIVE!! If you are a current Marywood student, would like to participate, and didn't get an email, message us or email! We'll send you the stuff, just let us know! Voting is live until November 5! Good luck!

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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
  • 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 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 or (570) 348-6219.

Contact The Bayleaf staff at