THANK YOU for submitting to the Quarry!

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the Quarry this year! We are SO excited to read, look at, and listen to all your creations! Our final tally for submissions this year was:

110 visual art submissions

111 poetry submissions

8 prose submissions

2 music submissions

1 play excerpt submission

1 video game submission

We hope you are all proud of your creativity, and we can't wait to share the final magazine with you later this semester!



Less than 48 hours to submit to the Quarry for its 2019 edition! The submission period ends after TOMORROW, so submit your last pieces now!


1989 to 2019

It's been 30 years since the 1989 St. Olaf Literary Magazine, featuring this piece, was published! Submit now to have the opportunity of joining an ever growing group of Quarry-published St. Olaf artists and writers. Submissions are open until this SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD!

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Documentation day TOMORROW

Documentation day is TOMORROW from 10:30 to 12:45 in the media room (CAD 101). Stop by if you need photographs taken of any work you would like to submit! We can document anything from paintings to ceramics, like this piece by David Morrison from last year's magazine.


Submit your lit!

Don't forget that we do accept longer pieces of poetry and prose, such as this work from 1986 (and we'll take even longer pieces than this one, too!). If you have questions about the length of your submission, don't hesitate to reach out...or you can always submit your piece, and we'll get in contact with you if it needs to be excerpted.

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No scares here

The cover of this 1993 magazine is a little scary, but your editors aren't. We accept all kinds of art and literature with open minds and enthusiasm! Now is your chance to submit...if you're on the fence, shoot us an email with your questions or concerns!

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Less than a week left to submit! (and documentation day on Friday!)

Enjoy this poetry and photography from 1987 as testaments to the diversity of works we include in the Quarry!

Also, a reminder that you have LESS THAN A WEEK LEFT to submit to this year's edition of the Quarry (the submission period ends Sunday, March 3rd)! If you have pieces that you need to document, documentation day is this Friday, March 1st, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the media room (CAD 101).

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Summer of '88

Longing for warmer days...and maybe an 80s throwback? Enjoy this photograph from the 1988 edition in the midst of these freezing temps.

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Stay warm!

We hope everyone's staying warm this safe in the blizzard, work on your Quarry submissions, take inspiration from this 1977 comic, have some existential ponderings on the way to your room...

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Release into the weekend…and submit to the Quarry…and enjoy this piece, “Release,” by our very own Thea Lund!


Faces of reflection

Looking back at this week like...

We've almost made it to the weekend! Enjoy this piece from the 1984 edition of the magazine...and stay warm!

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The Quarry 2006, Part 2

The Quarry 2006, Part 2: Art

Curly Annie by Tom Lubanovic

Stay safe and warm in all this snow…and while you’re cozying up inside, send us your Quarry submissions!

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Tabling tomorrow!

Look out for Quarry posters on campus this week, and continue to send in your submissions!

We'll also be tabling tomorrow by the cage during dinner, so come say hi and get any questions answered! 😊

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Seriously funny

Sometimes we don't need to take ourselves so seriously.

We hope you appreciate this bit of humor as the weekend wraps up...and remember, we accept all kinds of art and lit submissions to the Quarry, including comics and cartoons!


THE QUARRY 2019 submission period is NOW OPEN!

The Quarry 2019 submission period is NOW OPEN! Submit all your poetry, prose, visual art, photography, film, and whatever artsy creations you have to be reviewed for publication in this year's edition! Submission details can be found on the Submit page of the website, located here.

For inspiration, we'll be sharing past Quarry art and literature over the next couple kick off the submission period, enjoy this work from the 1979 edition of the St. Olaf Literary Magazine.

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Quarry submission period opens NEXT WEEK!

Happy second semester! Spring is a particularly exciting time for the Quarry, since we’ll be accepting student submissions and compiling this year’s edition of the magazine! We are so excited to read and review all of your wonderful works this spring, and to witness the diversity of talent and artistry of St. Olaf students.

Our submission period is February 14th - March 3rd, and our documentation day is Friday, March 1st. We accept all kinds of art and literature; for more detailed guidelines, check out the updated Submit page on the website. We will be tabling at the spring co-curricular fair on Monday, February 11 (this Monday!), which will be a great opportunity to ask any of the Quarry editors about the submission process.

We look forward to receiving all your submissions—good luck and happy creating!

The Quarry’s history began with the St. Olaf Literary Magazine…contribute to the history of this publication by submitting your work this year!

The Quarry’s history began with the St. Olaf Literary Magazine…contribute to the history of this publication by submitting your work this year!