The University of Denver's Visual and Textual Magazine



Foothills Undergraduate Visual and Textual Magazine was first published in 1946. In the over 70 years since the conception of Foothills, the magazine has taken on wide variety of forms. Despite the aesthetic variations of the magazine, it has consistently published high quality creative work by undergraduate students. The 2020 Foothills team is excited to continue this legacy.

As a publication we are interested in the inbetween; that of, relating to, or being in transition. The state of standing on a doorstep, writing around the doorbell. We look to read writing that pokes its fingers through the seams of gender and race, geographic position, the blank space between the frames on a roll of film. Send us art that gets lost in the foothills on the way to the mountains.

Foothills is a literary and arts magazine based at the University of Denver, nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Foothills publishes creative writing and visual art by undergraduate students. We seek to showcase daring and courageous creative work and to promote conversation and collaboration between young artists.


For more information on submitting to Foothills please click here.


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The Foothills team is comprised of an editor-in-chief, a managing editor, a creative director, publicist, and up to two editors each for prose, poetry, visual art, and design. Click below to meet the current members of our team.

If you are an undergraduate student at the University of Denver and are interested in joining our team, send us an email to learn about available positions!



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Upcoming Events

  • Jun 18, 2020, 7:00 PM
    Zoom Meeting
    A workshop (via Zoom) hosted by a member of the Foothills team! Anyone is welcome to share their work and receive feedback from the workshop host and other attendees before submitting to Foothills for publication. The deadline for submission to the Spring 2020 issue is June 1st.

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We accept poetry, prose, and visual art

We accept only previously unpublished works of poetry, prose, and art that may be a part of a simultaneous submission. You may submit up to three times per issue in each category. Please send submissions in an email attachment and include your name and the genre of your submission in the subject line of the email.


Please try to limit submissions of poetry to no more than five pages and prose to under 3,000 words. Arts submissions may be 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D works. This includes but is not limited to audio-visual work, digital art, photography, and photographs of paintings, drawings, collages, and sculptures.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis, and are always excited to read what you're working on! You will receive a decision on your submission approximately 3 weeks after the cut off date.

The submission deadline for the Spring 2020 issue is June 1st, 2020.


For submission inquiries and general communicantion please email
Send submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art to

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