Publish in The Agora

Publish that final project!  Submit a research or art project; review a book, performance, or exhibit with a connection to NMSU, or join the editorial team for professional experience and Honors 421 credit.  Have questions or want to join the editorial team?  Email Devynne Hadley at

Click the collage to go to an issue. Submit your work here.

Collage of articles and artwork published in The Agora, 2024 edition.


The Agora, Vol. 2, 2024

Publishing work by Emma Alvarez de la Rosa, Kayla Blundell, Benjamin J Boldt, Chloe Cutshall, Kylie E. Garcia, Devon Harrison, Jonah Madrid, Sabrina Martínez, Thelma M Solis

Editorial Board: editor-in-chief Devynne Hadley, with editors Jessica Barrio, Tanya Solis, Alexandra Dimauro, Kylie Garcia, Yvette Peters, Thelma Solis  




The Agora, Vol. 1, 2023

Publishing work by Charlotte Martin, Devon Harrison, Bailey Perkins, Katie Paulus, Jessica Barrio, Tanya Solis, Maria Mendoza, and Matthew Curtin

Editorial Board: editor-in-chief Devynne Hadley, with editors Daniel Aguilar, Jessica Barrio, Fisher Easley Smith, Sam Keeton, Priscilla Ramirez, Tanya Solis, and Brooke Yehle. 




Publish with Faculty

Students working with faculty on research projects may find opportunities to co-author articles in professional journals with their mentors.  This is an extremely useful learning experience and professional credential that can jumpstart your progress as a researcher and improve your prospects for graduate school and fellowships.  Faculty who co-author with students emphasize that getting an early start in the lab can pay off in the long-term training and relationships needed to reach this milestone.  Talk to your faculty and CURCA about ongoing research projects to which you might contribute.  And while this road is long, don't give up!  Your hard work will pay off.

Creative Activity

There are many opportunities to exhibit, perform, and publish creative work at NMSU, in addition to The Agora.  Here are a few:

NMSU Juried Student Art Show

Each spring the NMSU Art Museum and Art Department host a juried show of artwork in all genres.  All NMSU students are eligible to submit pieces completed within the past 18 months.  Limit: 3 works.  For more information, email

The Honors Art Collective

Starting with an inaugural installation in spring 2023, a student curator each year turns Conroy Honors College turns into an art gallery featuring artwork in any medium by current Crimson Scholars and Honors students, regardless of professional experience. See the website for the current curator and contact for submission information.

Publish your creative writing in The Crimson Thread  

The online journal of the English Undergraduate Student Organization, The Crimson Thread, accepts works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Submission guidelines can be found on the website at: The theme of the upcoming March edition is Time.  Authors are invited to include a short bio for publication with the piece. Submissions can be sent for consideration to

Music Performance and Composition

Students in Music at NMSU have many opportunities to perform solo and in ensembles.  The department also offers courses in music composition.  Student composers and arranges are invited to premiere works at URCAS.

Theater Performance and Playwriting

The NMSU Theater department offers opportunities for students to act in and stage performances through the American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC), High Desert Play Development Workshop, and active student groups such as EMBER, which is open to all NMSU students interested in acting.  Play performances are also sought at URCAS.

Film and Creative Media

Opportunities for student filmmakers and animators exist through the Creative Media Institute. Contact the department for more information on events.

Each spring, short films (15 mins and under) are sought for the Feminist Border Arts Film Festival, conducted by the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies.  Submission information is on the FBA website


Feminist Border Arts Film Festival poster, with photographer looking through the camera lens