Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal is a student run journal curated by the Master of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies program at Western New Mexico University committed to publishing both emerging and established literary and visual artists. Twisted Vine seeks to represent an eclectic mix of ideas and values. We look for both experimental and traditional forms of prose and poetry, and want to provide a diverse experience for our readers. 

  • Submissions should use Arial or Times New Roman 12 point font, double-spaced and adhere to basic guidelines of grammar and spelling (with exceptions for creative license).
  • Twisted Vine reads blind so we ask that you do not include any identifying information within your submission. To the best of our ability, authors and artists remain anonymous during our selection process. We discourage internal submissions from Twisted Vine Staff & WNMU faculty and do not give preference to affiliates. Once submissions are selected for publication, the contributor's name will be revealed to the staff and additional information may be requested. We make every attempt to respond to all submissions within 2 months. 
  • Please limit submissions to one per genre category. Once you have received a response from us, you are welcome to submit again.
  • Twisted Vine is not interested in gratuitous sex, violence, or other material for shock value.  
  • Twisted Vine considers only original, unpublished material.
  • Any submission to Twisted Vine that does not meet submission guidelines will be deleted immediately.
  • If you get picked up by another publication please let us know by adding a note to your submission, do not withdraw the entire submission. 
For more insight please review our Six Questions For... interview:
http://sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/2015/02/six-questions-for-eric-allen-yankee-and.html






Ends on November 21, 2016

Twisted Vine accepts traditional, experimental, and hybrid forms of short fiction. Please limit submissions to 5,000 words. 

Please do not include any identifying information within the document. 

Ends on November 21, 2016

Twisted Vine accepts traditional, experimental, and hybrid poetry forms. We highly encourage poems that represent interdisciplinary arts. Mix it up with poems about geology and outer space.

Please submit no more than six (6) poems in one document. Along with the written version, contributors are encouraged to submit audio or video recordings of their poetry for consideration on our website. 

Please do not include any identifying information within the document. 

Ends on November 21, 2016

Twisted Vine seeks creative non-fiction submissions with a cross-disciplinary focus. Creative non-fiction can range from satirical to critical as long as the writing presents an artistic flair. CNF submissions are limited to 4,000 words.

Please do not include any identifying information within the document. 

Ends on November 21, 2016

Twisted Vine is currently accepting original, unpublished graphic art, photography, paintings, line drawings, cartoons and all others forms of visual art. Please submit all pieces in .jpg or .jpeg format. We are not genre specific, but will give preference to art that captures the spirit of interdisciplinary arts.

Twisted Vine is not interested in graphic depictions of sex/pornography, with that said, please keep all submissions "PG-13."

Please submit up to six (6) images that represent a cohesive collection. If submitting more than one image, please title each image file with the same name and corresponding numbers (example: Carnival1, Carnival2, Carnival3, etc) and submit as a ZIP file. Editors reserve the right to publish any part or all of a collection submitted. 

Please do not include any identifying information within the submission.