Submissions Requested for UW Students Owen Wister Review Journal

February 19, 2013

Submissions are now being accepted for the spring semester’s Owen Wister Review, the University of Wyoming’s nationally acclaimed student literary and arts journal. The submission deadline is Monday, March 4.

Published and edited by an editorial staff composed of UW students, the review recognizes exceptional art. Although the review has customarily had a traditional Western theme, the 2013 staff is searching for alternative visions of the West, says Editor Shaun Milligan.

“I grew up in Wyoming and have a strong appreciation for the West,” Milligan says. “I think it is important to recognize the diversity of perspectives that construct, reconstruct and deconstruct the West as we know it today. It is important to realize how complex our notions of the West are, and we see this complexity when we get to view art that shows an alternative perspective to stock images and stereotypes.”

Journal editors will select original works of fiction, poetry, photography and art to include in the latest edition. Submissions are open to artists, authors, poets, photographers or designers of any age. All submissions, regardless of media, must be unpublished, original works and may not be simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

“We are looking for work that really pushes the limits of how we define the West,” Milligan says.

The Owen Wister Review has won two Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker awards, the college equivalent to a Pulitzer Prize, and has published several award-winning authors.

“The review has already received some great work this year,” Milligan says. “But we would like to see more submissions. Wyoming has always been a haven for great artists and it would be nice to see the diversity of work that is being produced here.”

Submissions also are accepted online. For detailed submission requirements and contact information or to order an issue of The Owen Wister Review, visit the website at

For more information, call Milligan at (307) 421-7008.

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