Limina: UNM Nonfiction Review publishes nonfiction work from undergraduate and graduate students at the University of New Mexico. All genres of nonfiction are accepted, including academic papers, memoirs, photo essays, journalism, research, and foreign language with English translation.

Submissions for the 2025 edition are OPEN. For more information on how to submit, click here.

On the name change: After more than thirty years as Best Student Essays, we’ve decided to change our name to something that we feel is more representative of the publication and what it stands for. Limina is the plural form of the Latin limen, meaning threshold. Most of the students published in our magazine have never been published before. College and the work we do here is by its nature transformative, and we think the name should express and celebrate that.