The Literary JOURNAL of FPU 

The Green Light is the student-run literary journal at Fresno Pacific University. Published annually, our goal is to provide a venue for creative work in our community. We accept works of poetry and prose from current students, alumni and employees. Submissions are currently open for the 2017 issue and will be closing February 15, 2017. See guidelines and submission instructions below. 

Submission Guidelines: 

  1. You must be a current FPU student, FPU alumna/us, or FPU employee.

  2. The Green Light seeks to foster creative expression on FPU’s campus, however works that include profanity, explicitly sexual content or glorification of substance abuse will not be considered.

  3. All genres are welcome.  Send us your poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid works. (Remember: All nonfiction pieces must protect the identities of all persons involved.)

  4. Prose submissions may not exceed 2000 words. Poetry submissions cannot exceed 4 single-spaced pages.

  5. The maximum number of submissions per student is 3.

  6. All electronic submissions must be in .doc or .rtf format and include your name, email address, and phone number. Other formats, including PDFs will not be considered. Submissions without a name and contact information will not be considered.  

Deadline for submission is midnight, February 15, 2017. To submit,  email your work to