Contact: Jose (Mike) Jimenez at 505.317.9559
The Theme is "Gothic" in Literature, Art, and Photography.
Are you an aspiring writer, artist or photographer? Do you want to have your work published and compete for cash awards? Submissions can be in any genre, however, this issue will strive for a dark, eerie, and mysterious tone. The First Place in Art will be used on the cover of this edition.
Submissions are now being taken for El Portal, the literary magazine of Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU students, faculty and staff are welcome to submit their original, previously unpublished short stories, plays, poetry and black-and-white art or photography. Due to the nature of this prevailing theme, color submissions will not be considered. There are no entry fees and cash prizes will be awarded to First-, Second- and Third-place winners in each category.
Written submissions must be typed and double-spaced in Microsoft Word in a 12-point basic font. Photographs and artwork must fit on an 8.5 x 11" page The following restrictions on length are: Short Stories should be limited to 2000 words or less and Poetry should be two pages or less. Submissions should be sent to El Portal, Station 19, ENMU, or emailed to Jose.Jimenez@enmu.edu Limit is three entries per person per category.
The deadline for submissions is April 1st, 2007.
El Portal is published each semester at Eastern thanks to Dr. Jack Williamson, a world-renowned science fiction writer and professor emeritus at ENMU who underwrites the publication. El Portal has been published since 1939. From 1985–1997, the publication changed its name to Pennyroyal, but went back to the name El Portal in 1998. Translated from Spanish, "el portal" means a grand entrance or gateway.