Call for Original Creative Work - Deadline November 15, 2016

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Mayo Review Creative Publication Journal- Texas A&M University-Commerce
contact email: 

We are interested in the best unpublished work in a variety of genres. Please submit no more than five pieces total for consideration. This must be work that has not been published in print or online, including blog posts. Submit your work electronically, following the specific guidelines for the genre. 

Please submit the following: 

Cover sheet: e-mail document with this information: 

Subject line of e-mail: Mayo Review Submission 

Your name (as you wish to see it printed in the journal) 

Your mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address. 

The title and genre of each submission 

A short (50 – 100 word) biography 

Additional information: 

Name: We will print work under a pseudonym, if requested, but we must have your legal name on your submission for copyright purposes. 

Title: We need the title of each submission for the Table of Contents. Be sure this title is also on each submission. Please name each digital file using part or all of the respective submission title name. 

Genre: Indicate whether the submission is a poem, short story, creative nonfiction, dramatic work, or art. For further clarification see the bottom of this page. 

Biography: We print short biographies of the contributors. Please include a brief biography with your submission. Your biography should include the information you wish to have appear in the journal, and can be written in any style you choose. (We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, or mechanics.) 

Editing of Submissions: We reserve the right to edit obvious typographical or major grammatical errors. 

World Wide Web: The Mayo Review will be published on the World Wide Web as well as in "paper format." By submitting your work to the journal, you are agreeing to publication in both paper and electronic versions. You retain full copyright to your work in both versions. Electronic submission of your work – we now accept only electronic copies via email. Please submit electronic copies (preferably in Word format for text or .jpg for photo art) as an attachment to the Mayo Review ( 

Our journal accepts submissions in creative fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and original artwork. Limit submissions for consideration to no more than five pieces total. You may submit work in more than one genre (but no more than five total submissions)- if you choose to do so, please send separate submissions (email) for each genre you send, and clearly indicate what type of submission you are sending. 


Fiction - Limit of 2000 words. We are open to all styles; most important to us is quality of work. Limit to three submissions. 

Poetry - Limit poetry submissions to three poems. Individual poems should fit on one page. Send query for longer works. 

Creative Nonfiction - Limit of 2000 words. We are interested in creative personal essays, memoir, and lyric essays for publication. We do not publish academic articles. 

Visual Art – Limit submissions to five images. Submissions may be any printable representation of an artform you have created--pencil, paint, digital, sculpture, etc. All submissions must be sent as JPEG (.jpg) files. Black and white or color art is acceptable for submission. Please submit artwork at 300 DPI or at least 1000 pixels wide. See instructions below. 

Drama - Submit up to three short dramatic pieces of one-act length plays. 


The Editorial Board consists of A&M–Commerce students, advised by faculty of the Department of Literature and Languages. Any A&M–Commerce student, graduate or undergraduate, full or part time, may volunteer to serve as a Student Reader and/or as a member of the Editorial Board for a semester or an academic year. Students are not required to be English majors. The main duties of the Editorial Board consist of: reading submissions or reviewing artwork in the blind review process, making the final selections for publication, preparing the journal for printing, and distributing the journal. 


The Mayo Review has a firm policy of "blind reading" of submissions for acceptance. The "blind reading process" is administered by the advisor(s) and editor. Names of submitting writers or artists should not appear on submissions. A variety of readers reads or reviews and ranks the work in a process lasting several weeks, including both individual and group reading and reviewing.