Focus and Scope

Tributaries is a student-produced literary and arts journal published at Indiana University East that seeks to publish invigorating and multifaceted fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and art. Our modus operandi is to do two things: Showcase the talents of writers and artists whose work feeds into a universal body of creative genius while also paying tribute to the greats who have inspired us. We accept submissions on a rolling basis and publish on an annual schedule. Each edition is edited during the fall and winter months, which culminates in an awards ceremony and release party in the spring. Awards are given to the best pieces submitted in all categories. Tributaries is edited by students at Indiana University East.

Peer Review Process

A selective process to choose published works provides the TOC/Table of Content entries and final publication.

Publication Frequency

Annually - Spring

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Indiana University East, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, English Department

Sources of Support

Student Government Association, IU East

Faculty Advisor

Journal History

Indiana University East (IUE) began publishing student writing journals in 1973 through the present. Several title changes include: Potpourri, Paideia, Thorn, IU East’s Journal of Student Writing, and Tributaries. The contents and policies of the journal change over the years and it is currently a literary and arts journal as of 2014.