Submissions forVistas & Byways - Issue 9 - Spring 2020
Vistas & Byways invites members of the OLLI at SF State community to submit original written work for publication. All work received within a submission period will be reviewed by our Editorial Board and considered for publication in the next issue of the magazine. Decisions of the Board are final.
In order to submit to Vistas & Byways, you must be a current OLLI at SF State member. After we receive your submission(s), you WILL be contacted by an OLLI at SF State staff member if your membership needs to be renewed.
Prose and Poetry and Visual Theme:
NOTE: You can submit up to five pieces (in any genre or combination of genres) and up to five photographs to be considered for the Visual Theme (Bay Area Byways) and the Cover.
Literary Word Limits:
The contents of Vistas & Byways will NOT be submitted for copyright protection to the U.S. Copyright Office. Contributors who wish to secure copyright protection for their work are responsible for filing for such copyright before submitting their work. Neither the Editorial Board nor Vistas & Byways assume any responsibility for loss or damages to individual authors for copyright infringement of literary or artistic work displayed in the magazine.
Vistas & Byways is staffed solely by unpaid volunteers who are students and members of the OLLI at SF State program. Since members of the Production Staff are also participants in writing classes at OLLI at SF State, some of their own works may be included in Vistas & Byways.
If you are a first-time contributor, please include all of the following information:
Name and pen name, if different
Short bio (120-word maximum)
Recent photograph of yourself (jpg or png)
The literary genre (e.g., short story, poetry, memoir, essay, book review) of all literary submissions and the medium (e.g., photography, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal) of all illustration submissions.
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.
Where to Submit:
Submissions and all other information should be emailed to:
NOTE: Vistas & Byways accepts simultaneous submissions and previously published works as long as you inform us.
If your piece or pieces are accepted, you will be informed by email. In that acceptance email, there will be a link to the following certification statement:
I certify that this is an original piece of literary work, and accompanying photography or artwork created by me. I grant the Editorial 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 Board is acceptable. I understand that my work will be published in the upcoming issue.