Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Art

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Voices Submission Guidelines

Voices only accepts previously unpublished work from students (High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate) in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Multiple submissions are accepted, but you will need to complete a separate submission for each piece. Simultaneous submissions are also acceptable, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

All submissions are read blind, so no identifying information should be included on the manuscript itself or in the file name. Manuscripts that include identifying information will be rejected.

By submitting your work, you agree to the following statement:

Realizing that intellectual property rights must be respected and are, indeed, protected by law, I indicate that everything submitted for consideration by me is original work, I am its only author, and I have the authority to offer it for publication in Voices magazine.

Entries should also follow the genre specific requirements detailed below. Submissions that do not follow formatting requirements will not be considered for publication. Please use the submission link below to submit literature and art entries. If you have problems with the online form please contact the editors at: When uploading artwork, be mindful that file sizes are limited to 100mb.

All literary entries must be in Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced, and submitted as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf.  Prose submissions (short stories and creative nonfiction essays) are limited to 3000 words and 50 lines for poetry.

Editors reserve the right to make minor edits (spelling, grammar, mechanics, etc) prior to publication.

All art entries must be submitted as a .jpg. All Art submissions need to have at least 300 dpi in order for the submission to be considered.

Editors reserve the right to reformat entries for publication.

Selection & Publication Process: Notices of acceptance or rejection will be sent via email in early spring. Once corrections have been approved by the author/artist for all accepted submissions, the publication process will begin. Voices magazine will be distributed on campus and mailed to contributors in April.

Note: You will need a gmail (Google) account in order to submit.

SUBMISSION FORM Click here to submit

Having Problems? No problem.  Send us an email. If the editors encounter an issue with your submission, they will contact you via email.