About Us

Our Mission

To provide a journal made exclusively for student and alumni writers from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg Campus. We want to encourage new writers through publication as well as celebrating professionals learning among us. We believe that creativity is something to be cultivated on a campus, and hope to allow that cultivation to spread to USFSP writers.

Papercut Literary Journal is run by the Alpha Xi Phi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. We are a literary journal dedicated to publishing the best writing USFSP students (current and former) have to offer. From poetry, flash fiction, and prose to nonfiction essays and scripts; we publish it all.

This journal was started in Fall 2016 but was reinvigorated by a new team in Spring 2017. We publish submissions throughout the year on our website and publish a limited print copy annually.

If you are interested in submitting to us, view our submission guidelines here.