Please submit up to five poems, two short stories, five flash fiction, two creative nonfiction essays and three pieces of artwork. Each fiction and nonfiction work should not exceed 15 pages. Five poems should not exceed 15 pages. The first page of each submission should include the work's full title. Subsequent pages should include a header with the first word of the title, followed by page number. The author's name and personal information should not appear on the submission itself.
We gladly accept email submissions that include your contact information (name, address, email address, phone number, and university) in the body of your message and the genre in the subject line. Art submissions should also include the work's title, media, dimensions, and year of completion. You may send multiple submissions for a single genre attached to one email. However, if you have work to send for more than one genre, please send each in separate emails with the appropriate subject line for that genre. Please attach submissions as a Word document and art submissions in high-resolution .jpg format. Address your email submissions to: email@example.com.
With mailed submissions, submit copies only. Manuscripts will not be returned without an S.A.S.E. with proper postage. Include a copy of the submission on CD-R as a Microsoft Word document. Please mail to:
Department of English
English/Counseling Services Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
At this time, submissions are open to all Kansas State students, both graduates and undergraduates. Contributors from other universities are also welcome, however, only contributions from students will be considered for publication.
Submissions for the 2017 issue are now closed.
A cash prize for First and Second place will be given to the top two KSU undergraduate works in each of the following genres: Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Art. Unfortunately no cash prize is available for KSU graduate student submissions or submissions from students outside of KSU at this time.
Permission to Publish
Submission to Touchstone implies permission to publish. Writers retain all later publication rights. Touchstone accepts simultaneous submissions.