Submission Guidelines

The SouthWest Sage newsletter welcomes submissions focusing on all aspects of research, writing, and publishing in any genre. See the last 12 months of our newsletter on the bottom of this page for the types of articles we publish.

Four ways of possibly being included:

  • Write an article for the Sage related to the craft of writing, getting published, etc.
  • Send stories, poems, or articles inspired by the monthly writing challenge announced in each Sage.
  • Send a short story/poem/essay on any topic (inclusion in the Sage is at the discretion of the editor).
  • Send artwork or photographs related to writing in general or accompanying your stories.

Payment is in bylines and clips. Deadline is the 15th of the month prior to the next issue. Article lengths from 300-800 words. Submissions may be edited for accuracy, readability, and length. Submissions must be tasteful; free from profanity, explicit sex or violence, political commentary, etc.

Please send all submissions as either standard text in an email or in a Word document in 12 pt. size. Single spaced. Do not get fancy with formatting or fonts. To ensure proper author credit, your name or pen name must appear within the document you submit. Submissions with no name will not be considered.

Polish your work. Submissions should be professional in appearance and quality of writing, fully edited and ready for publication. Accompanying art/photographs are appreciated; proper attribution and permission is required. Inclusion in the Sage is subject to the discretion of the editor.

Send questions or submissions to Kathy Schuit, SouthWest Sage Editor, at

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