Labrys is designed to share uncensored art and writing produced by Smith College students with the greater community. Smith undergraduates are welcome to submit work to the magazine and its online counterpart, the Labcat. Current students may also join the staff in a number of capacities.

Smith students seeking to submit their work will find guidelines on the {submit} page.

Smith students interested in joining Labrys can find the staff application form on the {join} page. All Labrys staff members promote the magazine and blog on campus and publicize submission deadlines. In addition, staff members join specific sub-committees devoted to submission review, proofreading and copyediting, layout, or business-related functions.

The magazine operates under the auspices of the Smith College English Department with the guidance of Robert Hosmer. Labrys was founded in 2001 by Tammis Day, Margot Atwell, and Rose Ellen Epstein. The Labcat was created in 2008 by Elizabeth Pusack and Emily Burkman.