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Center for Writing and the Arts

Soul by Southwest

A Journal of Words and Images

The CWA publishes its journal for the literary and visual arts, Soul by Southwest, in several installments throughout the year. The journal is open to submissions from all members of the extended Southwest community. (See submissions guidelines below.)

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Submission Guidelines

What: We print words and images that inspire, delight, question, and reveal, including short fiction, poetry, essays, reflections, photographs, and other visual artworks. We do not print academic or analytical writing, but we realize that genres are fluid. Please submit any questions about form or content to [email protected].

When: Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Please send them to [email protected].

Whom: We seek contributions from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the extended Seminary of the Southwest community.

How: All works will be considered, but we ask that that you keep these preferences in mind:

  • Poetry: 20–30 lines maximum, Times New Roman 12, single-spaced; maximum of five poems. Please submit each poem in a separate Word document.
  • Prose: 750–1000 words maximum, Times New Roman 12, double-spaced. Please submit each piece in a separate Word document.
  • Images: 300 dpi minimum, .jpeg or .tif format. Photographs or scans of paintings, sketches, and other visual media are welcome; maximum of five images.

We will do our best to respond to submissions and inquiries within 30 days of receipt. Please send your questions to [email protected].

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