We created Palette to give voice to the variety of perspectives that make up the FYACS community. If you are a FYACS artist, writer, member, student, or instructor, we want to share your story on Palette!

We post short stories, essays, interviews, artwork, poetry, and more. If you have an idea or fully written piece, email us at Palette@FYAmelrose.org.

Need ideas of what to write? Here are a few:

  • If you are an artist, we are particularly interested in posting photos of your recent work alongside your story about your artistic process, roadblocks, or breakthroughs.
  • If you are a writer, we’d love to post your essay, story, poem or interview of someone you can learn from.
  • If you are an FYACS student, we’d love to see what you produced in your FYACS class, what you found challenging, or what inspired you.
  • If you are an FYACS instructor, we’d love to know what teaching has been like for you in recent months and what you have learned from your students.

We won’t consider posting content that contains gratuitous violence, foul language, or sex, nor will we consider content that is racist, sexist, homophobic, or prejudiced.

Nuts and Bolts

Word counts and artwork guidelines:

  • Text: Please send content as MS Word document.
  • Artwork: Please attach high-resolution photos of your artwork in jpeg format, along with a caption.
  • Word count: Generally, 700-1,500 words is a good guideline. However, microfiction and poetry are often shorter; novel excerpts are often longer.
  • If you’ve recently been published in Palette, please wait 6 months before submitting again.

Getting started

If you have an idea for a post or if you have a fully written piece, please send an email to Palette@FYAmelrose.org.

The editor will review your submission and let you know if we accept it for posting. The editor may also suggest or make edits to your piece.

See more of Palette.