In Our Current Issue


"pencil sorting" by Anya Malley


Discovering Sex by Sandy Coomer


Post-surrealist Mini-encyclopedia Entries about Starfishes by Ali Znaidi


Show the Bones by Andrea Berns









Euphemism is edited by undergraduate and graduate students at Illinois State University. We accept innovative poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, visual art, spoken word, experimental sound and video projects, and original music from ISU students and from any and all writers, singers, musicians, artists, and filmmakers who send submissions. We welcome all lovers of words, sounds, ideas, images, and creativity. It is our goal to publish writers and artists at varied points in their careers.



  • Submission Deadline for our Fall 2016 issue is October 27, 2016.
  • If you have trouble sending your submission from an ISU account, try to send from a gmail, yahoo or other non-ISU account.
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 is Alive!
  • Check out our new Facebook book review series YELLING ABOUT BOOKS. Reviews by ISU students for ISU students (and other people too). LIke us at Facebook Page


Euphemism is interested in publishing your reviews of local creative events (including readings, films, performances, concerts, etc.). Check the submission guidelines for details. Reviews can be submitted at any point during the semester.


The Euphemism editorial staff meets weekly. In addition to working on the journal, the staff often meets to workshop pieces by staff members and strategize about supporting the creative writing community at ISU. We also discuss comic books, TV shows, and superhero films. If you are interested in joining the Euphemism staff or need directions to our meetings please contact us at


fall 2016 deadlines

Euphemism Campus Box 5555 Illinois State University Normal, IL 61790