After a decade away, Southern University of Baton Rouge’s online literary journal, Sangam, is making its return, and we need your best writing for our upcoming issue.

Southern University of Baton Rouge is an HBCU located in a bend of the Mississippi River, a small campus that currently counts Louisiana’s Poet Laureate, John Smith, among our faculty. Committed to excellence in all forms of writing, our English Department is resurrecting our online literary journal, Sangam, asking that you send us your best unpublished short fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry for our first issue due out this fall. All works will be judged by a committee, and only the best submissions will be chosen for inclusion.

Please note that at Sangam, we aim at featuring work by established as well as emerging writers, irrespective of age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. 

We look forward to reading your best work and have you become a part of what promises to be an amazing and thoughtful online literary journal.

 -- Sangam Editorial Team



We accept works in short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.


Please email your submissions to with the type of writing you are submitting as the email subject (e.g., “Short Fiction,” “Poetry”). You should attach your writing as an MS Word document or a PDF. In the body of the email, please include a short third-person biography that includes any previous publications or relevant awards.


For any work in prose, please format your paper in Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and set at 12 points. Please also left justify your text.

For works in poetry, feel free to submit your poems as a PDF file rather than MS Word, espeically if your poems include an uncommon use of line breaks, spacing, stanzas, etc.


At this time, we do not print any works with referenced materials that require permissions, such as archival documents, artwork, or photography. We do, however, welcome such works that reference such materials so long as writers do not display them in their manuscript.


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