Submission Guidelines

ISSUE 16 SUBMISSIONS WILL OPEN MIDNIGHT, NOVEMBER 3, 2017!

We are looking for unpublished, undergraduate work that displays the best that the University of Victoria has to offer. Anyone currently an undergraduate student at UVic is eligible to submit.

For all submissions include your name, title of submission, genre, word count and contact info (a preferred email address or phone number) in the body of your email. Please do not include your name or contact information anywhere on the attached submission. If you link to a website or other account, please make sure there is no identifying information present. 

Submission Guidelines:

Fiction: Double-spaced, no maximum word count this year, but length will be considered. Please submit using doc or docx format.

Poetry: Up to five poems, each poem not exceeding 2 pages in length. Please submit using doc or docx format.

CNF: No maximum word count this year, but length will be considered. Please submit using doc or docx format.

Drama: 25 page maximum, single-spaced (please double space between characters.) Preference will be given to shorter pieces. Please submit using doc or docx for stage and PDF for screen.

Comics: For in-progress works, send us a photo or scan of your pencils. For completed works, send us a photo or scan of your panels. If the text isn’t clear in the image, please include an additional text file for the script.

Editor’s Note: After hearing feedback from students, maximum word counts have been removed from the Fiction and Poetry guidelines. In years past, 4,000 words was the maximum length, which worked well from a publishing standpoint. Please take this into consideration! Thanks – This Side of West

Email submissions to: tsowsubmissions@gmail.com