Castings is the literary journal that publishes the poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction/essays, fine art, and photography of our students. It’s an opportunity for students to showcase their talent and represent the creativity within the CBU community. The journal is usually distributed across campus the week before final exams in the Spring.

Contest: The top three entries in each genre will win a CASH PRIZE! The due date is March 8 for both the competition and submissions to the journal.

Submissions: There is no limit for how many pieces a student can enter, but they should identify no more than two or three pieces that they would like to be judged in the contest. Extra submissions will simply be published in the book if there is enough page space. Each category has three judges (professors) from the different departments on campus. There are two expert judges and one neutral judge to decide the winners.

You can email submissions to

2020 Edition of Castings