Bloodlines online literary magazine

YOU are invited!

Please contribute to our ever-growing, online issue of "Bloodlines." This is Trinidad State's home for artists to share their innovative and critical artistic efforts. We are seeking written texts in the form of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry, as well as visual art such as drawings, photography and performance art submitted in video form. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your submissions.

As we isolate ourselves in our places of safety, we are given the rare gift of time to create. Trinidad State is announcing our online Bloodlines Magazine theme of “Creativity in the Age of Corona.” What does life look like during a time of social distancing, isolation, anxiety, and creativity?  We invite all community members of Trinidad State Junior College, Las Animas County, and Alamosa County to submit their works.

| CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT! | Submission Deadline is May 15 |
  • Poetry
    Three to five poems, up to 10 pages
  • Short Fiction
    One or two pieces, up to 5,000 words
  • Non-Fiction
    One or two pieces, up to 5,000 words
  • Submissions in multiple categories is encouraged!
Visual Art
  • Three to five pieces
    (anything that can be reproduced two dimensionally, including photographs of sculpture and other 3D arts)
  • Video Submissions:
    3-10 minutes; must contain original material.
  • Submissions in multiple categories is encouraged!

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About us
Colorado's Trinidad State Junior College, established in 1925, has two campuses: one in Trinidad, and the other in Alamosa. The spine of the picturesque Sangre de Cristo Mountains runs between the towns of Trinidad and Alamosa. This beautiful mountain range divides the campuses by physical distance, but also connects us through the mountain passes, and comes to symbolize our unity: two campuses, but one school.

Our history
The peaks in southern Colorado reach 14,000 feet, and in winter months the snowy mountain tops flush red at sunrise and sunset, earning the mountain range its name: “Sangre de Cristo” (Blood of Christ in Spanish). It is from the mountains, the division and connection between the two campuses, that we take the name for our journal, Bloodlines.