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El Corazón 2023
“Then and Now”
The purpose of the El Corazón publication is to provide students at Imperial Valley College with opportunities to share their creative work with a wide audience. It allows students to submit entries in a variety of categories and to be recognized for excellence. El Corazón is a themed based publication. The theme for this year is “Then and Now” in connection with the 60th Anniversary of the college.

Why Should I Submit to El Corazón?

If you have a story to tell, send us your work! If you love to write, send us your work! If you think your photography and/or art is good/great/excellent, send us your work! If you have written an original musical compostion, send us your work! Our goal is to have to work really hard because we are flooded with submissions. Writers, artists and muscians who are successful have all submitted their work for review, and now so can you! Is there a better place to start than your own college’s journal publication? No! So submit! We look forward to reading/seeing your work!

2023 Theme is “Then and Now” • Submission Categories Include:




• Essays (English and Spanish)
• Poetry (English and Spanish)
• Creative Writing (English and Spanish) NEW!
• Speech NEW!
• Photography
• Painting
• Drawing
• Graphic Arts
• Music (Original Composition) NEW!

Who Can Submit?
Any currently enrolled IVC student is eligible to submit thier work. IVC faculty and staff are invited to submit in all categories but will not be juried.

When is the Deadline?
Submission deadline is Friday, March 31, 2023.

How do I submit my work?
Please submit your entries clicking the following link:

Confirmation of Submission:
Everyone who submits a work will receive an email indicating that their submissions have been received.

Selected Writers/Artists Notified:
Everyone whose works have been selected for publication will receive an email indicating that their submissions have been selected.

For more information or questions about El Corazón
please contact us at: ElCorazon@imperial.edu

Click Here To view a pdf of the 2022 El Corazón Publication

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