Touchstone Literary Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Submission Guidelines

  • Refer to genre guidelines in the specific submission project.
  • If your work contains violence, sexual or mental abuse, sexual assault, etc., please put a content warning or trigger warning above that specific piece--we would just like a little warning. Abusive pieces written from an obviously celebratory perspective will be rejected.

Our readers and editors read new submissions carefully. It usually takes 3-4 months for us to get back to you (unless otherwise noted), although we try to respond faster than that if we can. All of our staff are full-time graduate students at Kansas State University, and we appreciate your patience with our review process.

Touchstone is dedicated to creating a safe platform for publication for our new writers & artists. Black, Indigenous, & POC, women, LGBTQIA, diversely-abled, international writers, & other underrepresented voices are cordially welcome to find a home for your work with us!

Touchstone Literary Magazine