2013. The year of poetry and graphic art. As mornings grow lighter and our clocks are ready to spring forward and dash ahead into summer the editors at the Owen Wister are looking back on our submissions. Moving into a new era, the digital age, poetry and graphic art have become popular submission in the time of Twitter, Imgur, and other social media shaping generational tendencies. Fiction still popular, though, as the power of story remains strong in our western narrative veins—we all have a story, a verbal picture of our existence. How does the Owen Wister move into the next season, move into the next age of quickisms, and keep true to the idea of the Old West? What does the frontier mean in a time that is the frontier, the cutting edge? Thumbing through submissions and reading some of the vivid language and visual images, we realize we are beyond the new frontier and into a new realm of unanswered questions, unwritten stories, and images yet to be portrayed. And so we capture the year 2013, Wyoming, the west, in the Owen Wister and move beyond the frontier, into places yet to be named.
~ Jen, Assistant Editor
The 2013 editors of the Owen Wister Review are happy to announce that the 2012 edition of the review has now been printed and is being sent to accepted contributors. Thank you for your patience while waiting for the 2012 edition to come out!
February is a month full not known for creativity. The longest, shortest, month on the calendar…February. This month teaches us to appreciate dreariness, to dwell on the creativity in unhappiness. Perhaps the long winter has given you the time to hone your art, to finish that short story, to perfect that print you’ve been thinking on since summer, or maybe you can tolerate the ambiguity for an unfinished project. Submit that project to the Owen Wister Review. Take a chance this month, and watch in April as your submission grows into something you can hold onto forever with your hands, created by your hands. Planted in a short month, planted in dreariness and giving sustenance to our readers and artist this spring.
-Jen, assistant editor
Hey all you loyal OWR fans! I hope everything is going well in your new year! I am Shaun Milligan and I am the new editor-in-chief of the Owen Wister Review. Our editorial staff is in the process of moving on the next edition and re-energizing the review. Currently, we are making a call for new submissions for our 2013 edition.
If you have questions about the 2012 edition please direct them to our email address at email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone who’s submitted this year! We got 300+ individual submissions from 200+ writers; we received art submissions from 33 artists. We are still super busy digging through everything, so keep your e-mails open for a word from us!
Publication date this year is mid-April.
Reading for the 2013 edition will begin next fall. If you missed our deadline, hang on to that great piece of writing! We’d love to check it out – but don’t e-mail it to us; we might not get it. Keep an eye out for new updates.