About The Legacy

The Legacy is West Texas A&M’s creative writing journal. The journal showcases student creativity through publishing selected fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, artwork, and photography by members of the West Texas A&M University community. All WTAMU students, faculty, staff, and alumni are eligible and encouraged to submit their work.


The Legacy, originally titled The Ink Blot, was founded in 1990 when West Texas State University joined the Texas A&M System. Three years later, in 1993, WTSU officially became West Texas A&M University. Along with the University name change, the creative arts journal revamped its name and so The Legacy was born.

The next decade of The Legacy remains allusive, and only a few surviving copies from those years exist. However, in the last several years, the staff of The Legacy has strived for excellence in the publication, and each year is an improvement over the last.

Dr. Eric Meljac
Director of Creative Writing
Classroom Center 319a