Issue Release

Fall 2017 Issue is Now Available!

Fall Cover

The Fall 2017 issue is here!

Check out some amazing pieces of writing and art for free via This free edition is only available as an ebook. Make sure to download the Fall 2017 issue before September 1st. Click here to get your free copy.

Print versions of the Fall 2017 issue will also be available on for only $11! Get yours here. Hurry, this sale will only last until September 1st!

We will also be selling print issues (while supplies last) at every Writer’s Workshop Reading Series event, starting Tuesday, September 20, from 7:30-8:30 p.m., at the University of Nebraska Omaha Art Gallery or Milo Bail Student Center, depending on where the reading takes place. You can see a list of the reading series dates and locations here.

Spring 2016 Print Issue Now Available


Mockup_SP2016Spring 2016 Print Issue – $22.00

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Contains 6 short fiction pieces, including:
“The Deer Skull” by Iona Newman
“His Azaleas” by Larry Leeds
“Violent Calm” by Morgann Freeman

5 nonfiction pieces:
“Letter From An Omnicient Racist” by Juan Zapata
“Unromanticized” by Madison Larimore
“A Ghost or the Breath That Hangs Upon the Cold Airwaves of Winter” by Matthew Terry
“The Neighbor” by Marci Schur
“Open Valve” by J. Rose

A short play:
“The Manifestation of Human Existence” by Britta Tollefsrud

As well as 26 poems, 18 original works of art from 9 incredible artists, and an introductory piece by promotions editor and new Editor-in-Chief Kellie Hayden.

James T. Johnson, Editor-in-Chief; Kristin Pothast, Business Manager; Kelsey Bee, Lead Creative Editor; Kellie Hayden, Promotions Editor; Mystery Harwood, Creative and Copy Editor; Eric Moses, Creative and Copy Editor; Phillip Brown, Creative and Copy Editor; Alec McMullen, Creative and Copy Editor; Lexa Benner, Creative and Copy Editor; Lindsey Knipe, Creative and Copy Editor; Jayme Hookstra, Creative and Copy Editor; Elizabeth Lockin, Creative and Copy Editor; Sophie Clark, Creative and Copy Editor; Maggie Fey, Creative and Copy Editor; Mary Russell, Copy Editor; Cece Abbey, Creative Editor

13th Floor Magazine is a nonprofit organization registered with the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Royalties from all sales go solely to the publication of future issues.

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Spring 2016 Ebook Issue – $4.99

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Read the ebook version of the magazine in the free Kindle app on all of your devices: smart phone, laptop, desktop computer, and tablet.

New Release: Fall 2015 Issue

Fall 2015 Print Edition

Fall 2015 Print Edition

Our Fall 2015 issue is now available! Hurray! We are especially excited because this is the first issue we are offering in both an ebook and print format. The print book is a full color interior to show off all of the amazing art we published this semester, which includes the beautiful full color cover image by Molly Shirazi.

The print edition is $22.00 and can be purchased directly from our publisher Createspace (with higher royalty returns for us) here, or through Amazon here.

The ebook edition is $4.99 as always, and can be purchased through Amazon here.

We will also be attending various on-campus events such as the Writer’s Workshop Reading Series at UNO, and you can purchase the magazine in person there.

Fall 2015 Ebook Edition

Fall 2015 Ebook Edition

All of our ebook issues are available for FREE the first week of each semester, with the current promotion running August 24-28, 2015. Be sure to get all of your copies while you can, and remember that the proceeds for any magazine sale go toward future issues. We are an entirely student-run, nonprofit organization funded by magazine sales and sponsorships.

Fall 2015 Issue Preview & Proof Unboxing

We are so excited to be publishing our very first print edition of the magazine on Auguest 24th, in addition to our ebook version. The staff of 13th Floor Magazine has been working extremely hard to make this happen, so we were thrilled to see how gorgeous it turned out when we received the proof copy. Here’s a video of our unboxing:

Both the print and ebook version of this issue will be available for sale on Amazon starting August 24th. We will be present at campus events with a limited number of copies to purchase, so your best bet will be to purchase online and have the issue shipped directly to you. Remember, you can get free 2 day shipping if you have Amazon Prime, and if you don’t they are always offering a 30 day trial. As always, all of our ebook issues will be available as a FREE download the first week of release, August 24th to August 28th, so be sure to grab any you don’t have as well as the new release.

Ebook will be $4.99 as always. Print will be $22.00. All proceeds go toward printing future issues. We are a non-profit student run and self funded organization.

Spring 2015 Issue is Available!

spring2015We are very excited to announce that our Spring 2015 issue is now available! You can download it for free through from now until Friday, January 16th at midnight. In addition, our previous issues are also for free until the 16th. After that, they will be $4.99 each, so get them now! All of our issues can be viewed on your Kindle, smartphone, desktop, or tablet. This new issue is particularly exciting because there is a wonderful blend of original, creative written work and unique, visual art. Our contributors submitted their best, most publishable work, and we were thrilled about the variety of talent that we received.

That being said, we are already looking forward to what is to come for our Fall 2015 issue. So if you were unable to submit your work last time, we are now accepting submissions. Please send us your original written or visual work of fiction, photography, non-fiction, drawings, poetry, sculpture, etc.  If you’ve never sent your work to 13th Floor Magazine before, our submission guidelines are listed below. A fresh issue filled with local talent is a great way to begin a new year and a new semester.

Submission Guidelines

  • All files should be in .doc, .docx, or .rtx formats
  • Do not put your name in the document.  Do not put your name in the filename. Please use only the title of your work in the filename.  This is very important to us as we want to maintain a fair and unbiased selection process for each of our submissions.
  • In the body of your e-mail, please include a brief biography.  You can write whatever you’d like, but feel free visit our Meet the Staff page if you need some ideas.  If your submission is chosen for publication, your biography will be included in the magazine as well.  Remember, the biography needs to be in the body of your e-mail, NOT your submitted work.
  • For visual art, sent us pictures of your artwork.  If there is any special information about the art, like the medium, influences, etc., feel free to include that as well.
  • All prose and poetry should be double spaced and in standard fonts Times New Roman or Arial.  
  • Be sure to thoroughly edit your work for spelling and grammar errors so you can represent your best work possible.  If you need editing assistance, don’t hesitate to use campus services like the Writing Center.
  • If you would like more tips on professionally formatting your document, please read Formatting 101 by Marlys Pearson.

E-mail Submission

Once you have professionally prepared your submission, e-mail it to Remember, include your biography in your e-mail!

If You Are an Educator

Please encourage your students to submit their best work. It’s a great way to get experience submitting professionally, and may result in publishing credits! Your help is crucial to making our campus magazine a success!