Get paid and be seen.

Meridian, the literary magazine from the University of Virginia’s Creative Writing MFA program seeks cover art. We pay $200-$250 for cover art. Our print run is 300 with another 2,000 digital subscribers.

Founded in 1998, Meridian has featured the works of numerous Pulitzer Prize Winners, National Book Award Winners, and established writers including Charles Wright, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Seamus Heaney, Ann Beattie, John Casey, George Garrett, Heather McHugh, Richard Bausch, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Cathy Song, and Eric Pankey.

As a magazine edited by young writers, we value nothing more than showcasing tomorrow’s talent, often publishing a new author’s first story or poem or an artist’s first piece, in print.

We need an eye-catching cover: illustration, painting, mixed media, photography, or whatever you dream up. Surprise us. You can shape the style of our next issue.

See size requirements and submit, on our website:


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