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Submit Your Work

Writers and artists are invited to submit original, previously unpublished works for possible publication in the VLP's annual Red Coyote journal.

                              Reading period deadline: DECEMBER 31, 2020.

1. Submissions accepted only through our SUBMITTABLE link - Click here:

2. There is NO ENTRY FEE. Payment for accepted work is one copy of the Red Coyote in which the work is published, with an opportunity to buy additional copies at a contributor's discount. 

3. Submit up to TWO short stories or creative non-fiction essays, up to FIVE poems, and/or up to FIVE black-and-white drawings or photographs. Preference is given to works with a South Dakota connection, however esoteric. Submit each poem on its own page

5. IMPORTANT: We use a blind submission process (the editorial staff doesn't know who submitted work), so please give your name and contact information in the comments section of the Submittable page - NO NAMES OR CONTACT INFO SHOULD APPEAR ON THE SUBMISSIONS THEMSELVESor the submissions will be disqualified.

The VLP is an award-winning, non-profit literary & creative writing student organization at the University of South Dakota. In addition to publishing the annual literary journal, Red Coyote, since the 1960's, the VLP hosts monthly readings, open mics, poetry slams, literary contests and festivals, and other literary events on the USD campus. For more info about the VLP, visit http://sites.usd.edu/projlit or email projlit@usd.edu

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