Thinking West With Robert Warren

For West is where we all plan to go some day. It is where you go when the land gives out and the old-field pines encroach. It is where you go when you get the letter saying: Flee, all is discovered. It is where you go when you look down at the blade in your hand and the blood on it. It is where you go when you are told that you are a bubble on the tide of empire. It is where you go when you hear that thar’s gold in them-thar hills. It is where you go to grow up with the country. It is where you go to spend your old age. Or it is just where you go.” — Robert Penn Warren, All the King’s Men (pp. 405-406)

Call for Submissions (Fall 2013 edition)

Call For Submissions:  El Portal

Attention, all writers, artists, photographers, and poets!  Eastern New Mexico University is accepting submissions for the Fall 2013 El Portal.

El Portal is ENMU’s Literature and Arts Journal. It is published biannually.

El Portal and El Portal awards are funded by a grant from the Jack Williamson Trust. The late Dr. Williamson was a science fiction master, author, ENMU professor emeritus of English, and friend to writers and readers everywhere.  He served as the faculty sponsor of El Portal while he taught at ENMU.

Submissions for following categories are needed:

  • Flash Fiction (500-1500 words)
  • Short Stories (up to 4000 words)
  • Creative Nonfiction Essays (up to 4000 words)
  • Poetry (may submit 3-5 poems)
  • Art and Photography (please submit 300 dpi JPEG)

–Please submit all written work in .doc, .docx, or .rtf formats.
–With the exception of poetry and art/photography, please limit entries to one story or essay.
–Works addressing the theme (above) are preferred but not required.
–Prizes will be awarded to ENMU students only.
–Prizes awarded only in Short Story, Poetry, and Art/Photography categories.

Submission Deadline:  October 31, 2013

E-mail: el.portalATenmu.com

Website:  http://www.elportaljournal.com