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Asaph's Cow: Guidelines

2014 Submission Guidelines

Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction:

  • Students may submit works in more than one genre, but should submit no more than one short story, one essay, and/or three poems.
  • Entries must be the original work of the author.
  • We ask that stories and essays be no longer than 4,000 words, and poems no longer than two pages.
  • Entries should be submitted as email attachments formatted in Microsoft Word.
  • All prose documents should be double-spaced. Poetry may be single-spaced.
  • On the first page of your submission, please include the following:
    • name, address, phone number, and email address
    • category of each entry (poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction)
    • title(s) of work(s) submitted
  • Entries will not be returned.


Photography and Artwork:

  • Students may submit a maximum of two pieces of photography or art.
  • Entries must be original and unpublished.
  • All submissions of photography and/or artwork should be digital/digitized and submitted as an email attachment.
  • Please include a title page listing the following information:
    • name, address, phone number, and email address
    • title(s) of work(s) submitted
  • Entries will not be returned.

Contact Information:

Please direct all submissions and questions to Justin Swan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ).