Touchstone is Now Accepting Submissions
In the 1500s, merchants and tradesman used pieces of dark quartz or jasper stone to test the quality of gold and silver by rubbing it across the stone’s surface and examining the mark it left behind. This was their way of testing the genuineness and quality of each precious metal. This was their touchstone.
Touchstone, Kansas State University’s literary magazine, strives to serve as just such a standard for graduate level creative writing, and therefore we encourage you to send us your best work for consideration in the upcoming Spring 2010 edition. Submissions are open to any member of a graduate program in the United States. Award winners will be selected in each genre and will win title, publication, and our humblest admiration; however at this time no monetary prize is available. Contributors will also receive two copies of the journal.
At this time we gladly accept email submissions that include your contact information in the body of your message. Please address your email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For each genre follow these guidelines:
Please send up to 5 poems, total page count not to exceed 15 pages, attached to an email as Word documents or Rich Text Format (rtf) files with the word “Poetry” as your subject line.
Please send up to 2 essays, each up to 15 typed pages in length, attached to an email as Word documents or Rich Text Format (rtf) files with the word “Nonfiction” as your subject line.
Please send up to 2 stories, each up to 15 typed pages, attached to an email as Word documents or Rich Text Format (rtf) files with the word “Fiction” as your subject line.
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.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: NOVEMBER 13, 2009
Submission to Touchstone implies permission to publish. Writers retain all later publication rights. Touchstone accepts simultaneous submissions with notification. For more information, contact Kim Peek at: email@example.com.