The Fioretti

The Fioretti archives 

The Fioretti is Marian University’s undergraduate literary journal, established in 1943. The word “Fioretti” comes from a collection of short stories and popular legends about the life of St. Francis of Assisi (patron of Marian University and the Sisters of St. Francis of Oldenburg) titled Fioretti di San Francesco d’Assisi. The word itself means “Little Flowers.”


Are you passionate about literature and the arts? Have you ever dreamed of publishing your work? Consider submitting to The Fioretti, Marian University's student-led literary and visual arts journal, published both in print and online.

We are now accepting submissions from students of all majors! We consider submissions inclusively and welcome works from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. You may submit all kinds of original literary or artistic work, including (but not limited to):

  • Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Prose (up to 1,000 words)
  • Poetry (up to 100 lines)
  • One-Act Plays or Scenes (up to 8 pages)
  • Paintings, Prints, and Illustrations
  • Photography
  • Sculptures and Art Installations (must be high-quality .jpeg or .png file)

If you would like to showcase your work in our 2021 issue of The Fioretti, click here to submit by March 1, 2021.

Students who would like to serve as a member of The Fioretti editorial team or who are interested in helping with proofreading, graphic design, or related production needs are encouraged to sign up for English 109 or 309 to receive course credit. You are also welcome to join our team as a volunteer without taking the course for credit.

If you have any questions, please email We look forward to hearing from you!

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