***Call for Submissions on a Special Theme***
A Fifty-Year Retrospective
Much has been published in the past few years about the final years of the 1960s, with a special fascination for 1968. Whether we believe it marked the dawn of the Age of Aquarius, the impending collapse of Western Civilization, or, perhaps, nothing at all, those of us who lived through 1968 might agree that the tumultuous historical events and movements, creative innovation, and rapidly changing social, cultural, political, sexual and religious mores during that brief period fifty years ago left an indelible imprint on society and each of us.
In the Fall 2018 issue, Vistas & Byways will feature a selection of works that use the year of 1968 as the kernel for imagination, reflection, memory, impression, and/or exposition. We welcome submissions from a variety of perspectives on the theme and in all genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts, so long as they meet general submission guidelines.
Note: If we don’t select your piece for the "1968" section, we will consider it for inclusion in other sections.
Submissions for the Fall 2018 Vistas & Byways will be accepted July 15 – August 15.
The Editorial and Visual Arts Boards of Vistas & Byways invite members of the OLLI at SF State community to submit original written work and visual arts material for consideration for publication. All work submitted will be reviewed and approved by the Editorial or Visual Arts Boards. Decisions of the Boards are final.
In order to submit to Vistas & Byways, you must be a current OLLI member. After you submit to the magazine, you may be contacted by an OLLI staff member if your OLLI membership needs to be renewed.
Prose and Poetry:
Original Artwork and Photography (for publication in the Visual Arts section of Vistas & Byways):
NOTE: If you are including artwork or photography to accompany a literary submission, please indicate its source, for example “photograph by author” or “painting by John Smith, author’s friend.”
If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our online contact form.
Submissions for the Fall 2018 issue of Vistas & Byways will be accepted beginning on July 15, 2018. The submission deadline is August 15, 2018. Please email your submissions (in Microsoft Word or rtf format) as attachments to the following address: email@example.com.
If you are a first-time contributor, please include all of the following information:
If you are a repeat contributor, the bio, picture and contact information on file will be used unless you specify that you want to update them. If no updates are needed, all you need include is:
“I certify that this is an original piece of literary work, photography or artwork created by me. I grant the Editorial or Visual Arts Board of Vistas & Byways permission to publish my work and agree that I will receive no payment. A modest amount of editing of the work by a member of the Editorial or Visual Arts Board is acceptable. I understand that my work will be published in the upcoming issue or in a succeeding issue.”
Click on the link in the email to certify your agreement.