Can't help picking up that pen, paintbrush or Pentax? Want the world to see your your creative side?

Haute Dish can help.

The editorial staff invites students, alumni, faculty and staff of Metropolitan State University to submit to the next edition. We would like to publish your poetry, short fiction, short personal essays, graphic stories, comics, artwork, photography, multimedia and any other artistic creative expression.

Please send your submissions to and include a short bio in the body of the email. We also usually publish your photo next to your bio (optional). You may send the photo with your submission or later upon acceptance of your submission.

We will take about four weeks after the deadline to review all the submissions, and will be in touch with you shortly after. If you have not heard from us within 30 days from the deadline, please email us at




Submissions are open to alumni, students, faculty and staff of Metropolitan State University.

In the cover letter, please provide your Metropolitan State University Status, your name as you would like it listed, a max 150-word bio written in third-person, and the genre(s) of the piece(s) you submit. Please also beware that submitting to an online magazine can mean that your piece may not be formatted exactly how you want it to be due to constraints of the medium. If this will be a major problem, please also address that in your letter.

All written work should be submitted either in the body of the email or as a .rtf file. All artwork must be in .jpg format, include a title, and be at least 800x600 pixels.

Poorly copyedited writing, no matter how brilliant or creative, often gets rejected. So please be sure all writing is thoroughly copyedited.

If you need help with your writing, all along the way from your first draft, to revision, to polishing a piece right before submitting it, The Writing Center can provide invaluable support. Email them to schedule an appointment. For large video or audio submissions, please contact the Haute Dish webmaster, Kenny Bellew, for submission assistance.