A Kent State Trumbull staple since 1966, ICON is a poetry and art magazine that is published once each year, near the end of spring semester.

Submissions are welcome from anyone, and the magazine is proud to boast that it receives poems and artwork from not only around the country, but around the world. ICON publishes the winner of the campus's yearly Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest, which is judged by faculty from the Kent State Trumbull English department. 

  • Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction
    We accept all forms, themes, styles, and genres of 750 words or less. However, we limit the number of submissions to six (poetry) and three (fiction and non-fiction) per author per issue. Submissions must be typed (no handwritten submissions will be considered). Fiction and non-fiction should be submitted in standard, double-spaced format.
  • Artwork and Photography
    Submit samples (copies, not originals) in black and white or color. High quality photocopies accepted. Finely detailed work cannot be included, as the detail is lost when reproduced. We limit the number of submissions to six.
  • Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest

    For previously unpublished poem(s). Submit no more than two poems. The award honors the work of Hart Crane (1899-1932), one of the leading modernist poets in America, who spent part of his youth in Trumbull County. The poem will be published in 2018 ICON: Magazine for Literature and Art.

    • Instructions

      • Deadline, 4:00 p.m., February 1

    • Submit entries (Word, rtf, or PDF) or email wjburges@kent.edu. 

      ICON is available free to Kent State University at Trumbull students, staff, and faculty. Those off campus may purchase individual copies of ICON for $4, or subscribe for $8/year (two issues).