RRCC's Literary & Art Magazine: Obscura

What is Obscura?

One of the few literary magazines in the country to come out of a community college, Obscura is an annual literary and art magazine that features the creative work of RRCC students. The Obscura​ staff is made up entirely of students who take the Literary Magazine course (ENG231), offered every Spring Semester. Students in the class work as a team to select the best poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and art from over a hundred student submissions each year.

How does someone get published?

Currently enrolled students at Red Rocks Community College can submit prose, poetry, or art for a chance to be selected for publication. Please read the submission criteria below.

Submission Criteria:

  • All prose entries must be no more than 5,000 words long and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx). Documents should be formatted with 12 point, Times New Roman font, and should be single spaced and justified.
  • All poetry entries must be no more than two pages long and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx). Documents should be formatted with 12 point, Times New Roman font, and should be single spaced.
  • All art must be submitted without a watermark, as an Adobe Acrobat file (.pdf) and if possible, must be no bigger than 5"x7".
  • Only three submissions per student per submission year.
  • Send all submissions to rrccobscura@gmail.com

Want to see some of our past published authors and artists?

Check out the links to Obscura's​ archived editions to the left or you could check out Obscura's YouTube channel.