Owen Wister Review 

Submission Guidelines for Print Year 2019-2020 

The Owen Wister Review (OWR) is an art and literature journal published by the University of Wyoming. We aim to produce a high-quality publication by accepting excellent submissions and by working with writers and artists whose submissions are promising but which do not initially meet our standards. The OWR is a platform for emerging authors and artists both within and outside the University of Wyoming community. We will consider every submission on the basis of quality and will not discriminate on content or subject matter alone. Submissions will be viewed by the co-editors of the OWR, but a committee of volunteers may be selected to help expedite the process if the need arises. Final acceptance is decided by the OWR co-editors. Co-editors reserve the right to edit pieces for basic spelling and grammatical errors--however, pieces should be submitted in a polished condition. All submissions, regardless of media, must be unpublished, original works and may not be simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions may either be made by mail or by email to OWR@uwyo.edu. Submissions made by mail must be sent to: 

Owen Wister Review

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3625

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071 

All submissions must contain a cover letter that includes the contributor’s name, address, phone, email, title(s) of work, and a short biographical note. To reduce bias, submissions should have no biographical information in the pieces themselves; biographical information should only be in the cover letter. Submissions made by mail must include a self addressed stamped envelope. All submissions must be received by March 10, 2020.


Submissions Guidelines: 

Prose and Non-Fiction: Printed submissions should be on standard (8 ½” by 11”) white paper. There is no minimum word count. The maximum word count should not exceed 5,000 words. Please follow standard MLA guidelines when applicable. 

Poetry: Submit all poems in one document with clear titles and breaks between each poem with no more than three poems per page of standard (8½” by 11”) white paper. The total word count for a poem or poems should not exceed 5,000 words.

Art/Photography: Submissions may be made via 35 mm slides or sent in digitally. Please do not send in original slides. Digital files should not exceed 1.5 MB per file. Files must be JPEG format and have a dpi of 300 or higher. Please title all works of art and include any applicable details (e.g. size, medium, technique, camera model, etc.). 


We will only consider the first ten submissions received from each contributor. Contributors are welcome to submit work in multiple categories. The limit on the number of submissions that will be considered applies to total submissions received across all categories. Any contributor who has one or more piece selected to appear in the OWR will receive one free copy and a twenty-five percent discount on any additional copies. We will only ship outside the United States if shipping costs are provided for by the contributor. All publication rights revert back to the contributor upon printing of the OWR.

Anyone interested in volunteering to be part of the review committee should send an email to OWR@uwyo.edu that includes their name, reasons and qualification for participation, and which type(s) of submissions they would like to review. Volunteers cannot review categories in which they have submitted work.

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