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Please be on the look out for our Centennial Edition of the Bayleaf during centennial week in September!

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Literary Winner: Picture of Us, By Riley Covaleski Art Winner: Reflection Bay, Sofi Walter Cover Art Selection: Water Source, Alisa Hope Sholly Literary Selections (In no particular order): We Don’t Negotiate with Terror - James Asbury III I'm Not a Killer - James Asbury III One Perfect Moment - James Asbury III This is all new to me - Jessie Linde Knock Knock - Briana Galea Precipitation - Briana Galea Figure it out - Briana Galea Choice - Briana Galea Fireflies - Riley Covaleski Rom & Rem - Riley Covaleski Isolation - MillyJean Helvick A House with Walls - Maddesen Paige Wright Light - Jamie Linde Mother - Jamie Linde Art Selections (In no particular order): Seated - Alisa Hope Sholly Medley - Alisa Hope Sholly Confused Society - Meaghan Hudy Lost Job and No Apartment - Meaghan Hudy Repent and Receive - Meaghan Hudy Isolation - MillyJean Helvick Not Enough Feet - Maddesen Paige Wright Whimsical 2 - Maddesen Paige Wright The Ivy Church - Sofi Walter Sounds of the Summer - Sofi Walter Wild Nature - Sabrina Sacco Tiger Eye - Sabrina Sacco Love, Loyalty, Friendship - Katelyn Hanley Celtic Tree of Life - Katelyn Hanley

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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.

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