Open Field Submission Guidelines

Creative Writing Submissions

  • All creative writing submissions will be considered for awards in the Department of English.
  • Email up to 15 pages of creative writing as an attachment to OpenFieldSubmissions@gmail.com.
  • Please include two attachments:
    1. A single Word document with all submitted work. All work will be judged anonymously. PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ANYWHERE IN THE DOCUMENT.
    2. A cover sheet with your name, campus address, phone, the title and first line of each submission, and a biography for the contributors page. Your bio may be as serious or humorous as you please.
  • Formatting:
    1. Put all submitted works in a single Word document, starting each piece with title on the first line of a new page.
    2. Use 12-point font.
    3. Prose should be double-spaced.
    4. Poetry can be single-spaced. Format your lines as you would like them formatted in the journal. 
    5. Your submission may not exceed 15 pages.

Art Submissions

  • Email high resolution (minimum 500 pixels wide) digital black-and-white files in .PNG format to OpenFieldSubmissions@gmail.com.
  • If available, include a color version of your art for consideration for the cover.
  • There is no limit on the number of art submissions.
  • If you need help documenting your art work, contact Glenn Freeman or Mark Mayer.
  • Attach a Word document cover sheet with your name, campus address, phone, a title for and thumbnail of the submission, and a biography for the contributors page. Your bio may be as serious or humorous as you please.

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR THE 2013-14 OPEN FIELD IS 5 PM, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6.

Editor: Talitha Bennett
Assistant Editors: Hallie Koontz and Sheldon Gaskell
Art Editor: Jacob Luplow

Please contact Glenn Freeman, Mark Mayer, or the editorial staff with any questions about the journal or these guidelines.