From now until Jan. 21, The AS ROP Women's Center is accepting submissions for their annual publication, Labyrinth. The magazine publishes art, poetry and prose that focus on women, gender issues and the female experience.

Adrienne Creer, Labyrinth editor, encourages contributions from anyone as long as they meet the above criteria. While Labyrinth originally was open only to submissions by women, it has changed over the years to broaden its range of contributors to include all genders.

“It's open to everyone: students, faculty, community members, any gender you identify with,” Creer said.

Labyrinth was started by a group of volunteers in the Women's Center. While Creer is not sure of the exact date, Labyrinth as it exists today has been around since the early ‘90s, she said. One of its major goals, Creer said, has always been to provide an alternative publication on campus.

“Labyrinth, as a concept, is basically to give women a voice in literature and [to] represent them,” she said. “It gives you the opportunity…to experience a place where women are celebrated in literature.”

Creer added that art, in addition to literature, is another medium valuable to the magazine.

For submission information, stop by the Women's Center in VU 514. Submissions can be dropped off at the Women's Center or e-mailed to as.labryinth@wwu.edu. Back copies of several issues of Labyrinth are available in the Women's Center to read for inspiration or just to see what the magazine has run in the past.

There will be a release party for Labyrinth on April 30 in the VU Gallery. The magazine will be distributed throughout the racks on campus and copies will be available in the Women's Center as well.