Owen Wister Review

(307) 766-6190

Dept. 3625, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie WY 82071

Submission Guidelines for Print Year 2019-2020.

The Owen Wister Review is an annual literary and art publication edited and published by University of Wyoming undergraduate and graduate students.  Our goal, as editors, is to provide a journal that highlights art and literature of exceeding quality and we do so by careful consideration of all works submitted. We traditionally try to highlight work from the University of Wyoming community, but equally consider work of remarkable merit from all corners of the globe.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submissions for the 2020 issue is March 10, 2020.

All submissions must be previously unpublished.  If a work is being simultaneously submitted, the OWR must be immediately informed when it is accepted at another publication.

All physical submissions must include a cover letter and a self addressed stamped envelope if the submitter would like their work returned.  The cover letter must include your name, address, phone number, email, titles of work submitted and a short bio.  Please mail physical submissions to:

Owen Wister Review

               University of Wyoming
               Dept. 3625
               1000 E. University Ave.
               Laramie, WY 82071


Printed submissions should be on standard (8½” 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.


Please do not submit 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.


Submissions may be made via non-original 35mm slides  Please submit digital files that don’t exceed 1.5 mb per file.  All digital files must be in JPEG format and have at least 300 dpi.  Please include a title for all submissions and include relevant information in regards to original size, medium, etc.

Any contributor selected to appear in the OWR will receive one free copy and a ten percent discount on any additional copies. Excludes international shipping charges.

Submissions may also be emailed to Please include a cover letter in the electronic submissions as well.

All submission rights will revert back to contributor upon the printing of the OWR.  

Otherwise, we prefer you submit online through Submittable.

Thank you!

We look forward to reading your submissions!

13 thoughts on “Submit

  1. As I understand it from the email I received, the online submissions will be the preferred method, and become available–through this website– in a week or so (to all genres as well as for locally based authors/artists as well as international submissions) Right? So I should just standby for those guidelines and the link to submit there, generally speaking…

    (Our Mutual Friened)

    1. Online submission capabilities will be available very shortly. I’ll be updating the website this weekend, including the submission guidelines, and figuring out the submission manager as well. Just keep checking back. I’ll post a brief announcement about it on the home page. Thanks for your interest, Aaron. Looking forward to reading your work.

    1. No problem, Tamara. We hope you enjoy the online format! SubmishMash has a very handy “withdraw” option for authors, so it’s easy to let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
      The editors @ OWR

    1. Great question, Oscar. The cover letter for online submissions should contain your first and last name, a short bio (3-4 sentences; you can include any previous publications if you wish) and your contact information (e-mail, phone, address, etc.). Any other information you would like to include, such as notes about the piece/s submitted, is optional.
      Thanks again and good luck!
      The Editors @ OWR

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