FICTION

A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

“We appreciate the standard things: a plot trajectory, well-rounded characters, and a command of language and perspective. No distasteful use of dialect. No rambling descriptions. No employment of lazy cliché’s. We want stories that impress by merit of their humanity, emotional complexity, and verisimilitude. And being short fiction, we expect an accuracy of perception in the drawing of a human experience. While we welcome aspects of any genre, your story should adhere to these stipulations to be considered for publication.”

FICTION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words. You may submit up to two (2) short stories at a time.

Please attach submissions as a Word document in an email to touch@ksu.edu with the subject line: “Fiction.” In addition, please include a brief bio about yourself.

Unfortunately, at this time we cannot offer winners any cash prize.

Submission to Touchstone implies permission to publish. Writers retain all later publication rights. Touchstone accepts simultaneous submissions.

For more detailed information about the submission process, visit our Submissions Page.


DEADLINES

DEC. 15th, 2017


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