The name Splinter comes from the idea that something seemingly so insignificant can have a substantial impact. The removal of a splinter results in healing as well as pain. As such, Splinter is not only concerned with the pain that is associated with the human condition, but also the healing. We at Splinter, a student-run literary journal based at the University of Mary Washington, are interested in exploring this dichotomy and investigating the intricacies of the human condition. Through art, we can measure our experience and find a way to discuss the question of “why” and the limitless possibilities of existence.
We are currently accepting poetry, visual art, and prose, whether fiction or non-fiction. For written submissions, please limit your text to ten pages. For visual art submissions, please submit the highest-resolution file you have available. Thank you!