Spring 2015 Photo Contest Winner: Molly Langan
The Greek word polis means more than just a ‘dwelling place or a residence.' In ancient Greece, the polis was also the forum where citizens could realize their intellectual and creative potential. 

As a community of students coming together to share our thoughts and ideas, our contemporary polis embodies the communal spirit of its namesake. As a forum for members of the community to have their voices heard and express their creativity, Polis is Villanova's student-run magazine dedicated to ideas, creativity and the arts. It features essays, short fiction, poetry, reviews, photography and artwork. 

Polis Literary Magazine is a publication of Villanova University and the Villanova University Honors Program. All content is the responsibility of the student-run editorial board.

If you have any questions or comments, or are interested in getting involved with Polis in any capacity, please email the editor.

Submissions to Polis

Polis, which publishes one issue per year, accepts submissions of essays, short fiction, poetry, reviews, photography and artwork year-round. Photography submissions should be of the highest resolution possible. Submissions should be sent via email or submitted to the Honors Program office in Garey Hall. 

Questions or comments can be directed to the Editors-in-Chief by email