Talking Leaves

Talking Leaves

Talking Leaves is IUPUC’s student literary magazine. Originally titled Literalines, the name was changed to Talking Leaves in 2005.

The magazine’s purpose is to empower student voices and encourage self-expression; as such, works receive only minimal copyediting to preserve the uniqueness of each contributor’s voice. All content, except past issues’ faculty/staff highlight section, is original student work. IUPUC students submit works under a blind review process, and design teams base acceptance on the quality of each submission. Each stage of the magazine’s production is managed by students: call for submissions, judging and selection of works, layout and design, copyediting, and print production.

Submitting Content

All IUPUC students and alumni graduating within the last year are invited to submit previously unpublished original works of art, prose, and poetry for publication. Submissions are accepted year round; submission deadlines are announced after the launch of each issue.

To submit content, please use the form below. Click on the genre tabs to find instructions for submission in Art, Poetry, and Prose. If you have more than one submission, you need to submit each piece separately; you may use the same bio blurb for each form, but every individual piece needs a complete form in order for us to keep the work anonymous during the reading period.

Complete the submission form

For further information, or to become a member of the Talking Leaves staff, contact the faculty sponsor, Dr. Lisa Siefker-Bailey, at 812.348.7297 or