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Legacy Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

The Legacy accepts submissions from current WTAMU undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff members of the University community.

Please familiarize yourself with The Legacy’s guidelines before submitting.

          Poetry          Fiction, Drama, Creative Non-Fiction           Art and Photography

General Guidelines

All written submissions should be sent as a .doc; .docx or .rtf attachment to legacy@wtamu.edu with the following information given in the body of the email:   

  • Your full name.
  • Your name as you wish it published.
  • Your major and class standing (Freshman, Sophomore, Graduate student, etc.) if a student, or year of graduation if Alumni.
  • Your department if faculty or staff.
  • Contact Information: email and phone number
  • Additionally, identify the genre of work you are submitting in the subject line.

 

Example:

Guyon Von Soneji

Guy Soneji

Philosophy Major, Junior

guysoneji@email.com  806.433.9090

Fiction Submission

 

Each writer/artist should submit no more than one work in each category with the exception of poetry for which you may submit 3-5 poems (see specific guidelines for each genre below). Send each genre submission in a separate email, identifying the submission type in the subject line of the email. By submitting your work, you authorize The Legacy to use your submissions as necessary for the publishing and advertising of the journal.

Fiction, Drama and Creative Non-Fiction

Submit up to three works in this category, each in a separate email. Works should be double-spaced, not exceed 4,000 words, and contain no identifying information such as your name, ID#, etc. Submissions must be fully edited for spelling, grammar, and mechanics. We will reject spectacular pieces if they are not properly proof-read.

Poetry

Submit 3-5 poems in a single email as attachments, which should not exceeded 40 lines each.  Some exceptions may be made – please contact the editing staff.

Please include with your submission any formatting restrictions. For example, if line 4 should be indented by .25” and line 5 should be indented by .3645”, please specify. Unless your end stops are obvious, please state where they should be. If no specifications are given, the staff will assume that no special formatting is required and will format the poem as they see fit for printing.

Art and Photography

Submit 3-5 photos in a single email, as attachments. All artwork should be 300 ppi. Submissions must be in JPG or TIFF format. Three-dimensional work should be submitted under this category.

NOTE: The Legacy retains the right to edit selections for publication for grammar, mechanics, spelling, typos, incorrect word use.