Call For Submissions: Steam Ticket Vol. 22

Have you ever dreamed of being a published writer? Of having your photographs in the pages of a nationally-distributed journal? 

Here’s your chance.

Steam Ticket: a Third Coast Review is a literary journal read, edited, and published here at UWL every April. Students enrolled in English 320: Literary Journal Production and Publication collaborate to publish poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and artwork submitted from around the world. Steam Ticket has accepted work from prize-winning writers and emerging writers alike. 

This nationally-distributed journal has been published by UWL students every April since 1996. Matt Cashion, UWL English professor and published writer oversees the course while students assume the roles of readers and editors. 

You can find all 21 published volumes of Steam Ticket at Murphy Library. Or, if you’re interested in checking out a few featured pieces, visit the Steam Ticket website or Facebook page. 

While Steam Ticket focuses on creative writing, it also features artwork relating to all subjects. If writing isn’t your thing, maybe art is! You can submit photographs, sketches, prints, and more—just know accepted artwork will be printed in black and white.

The submission deadline for Volume 22 is March 15, 2019. Don’t miss it!

Below are the submission guidelines: 

Steam Ticket accepts submissions by email only. Send your work as a single attachment to [email protected] and indicate in the subject line whether your submission is poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or artwork.

Poetry: Send three to five poems as one attachment. 50 line maximum per poem.

Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction: Manuscripts should be double-spaced and include author’s contact information. 4,000 words maximum.

Artwork: All Photographs and drawings should be submitted as JPEGs or TIFFs and include titles for each piece. Accepted art will be reproduced in black and white.

Include a brief bio and your mailing address.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Contact Steam Ticket staff if your work is accepted elsewhere as the journal does consider submissions of previously published work.

Be sure to reach out to the Steam Ticket staff with any questions or concerns! Head over to the Facebook page now and support your fellow UWL students and upcoming writers by giving Steam Ticket a like!