The Lookout

A Journal of Literature & the Arts

The Lookout is published annually by the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University – Central Texas and features poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, photography, and visual art submitted by current students and recent alumni of TAMUCT. Any student currently enrolled in classes at TAMUCT (or recent graduates) may submit their previously unpublished creative writing or black-and-white photography/art work for possible publication in The Lookout in the spring.

Submission Guidelines

To submit your work, please follow the guidelines below and send work directly to Heather Chandler, Adjunct Faculty Member, English,

Work that May be Submitted

  • Poetry: 1 to 3 poems (up to 100 lines)
  • Prose: 1 short story or creative non-fiction essay (up to 2,500 words)
  • Photography and Art: 1-3 works; attach as JPEG (black-and-white images preferred, but color photography and art will be considered for the cover)

How to Submit

  • Save your complete and polished manuscripts in Microsoft Word and send as an attachment to (Please do NOT paste the text of your submission into the body of the email message.)
  • Use the body of your email as a cover letter that includes: the titles of your submitted works, contact information (email, physical address, and phone number) as well as a brief bio that indicates your class (Junior, Senior, etc.), your major (or degree), and a list of any previous publications in the arts.
  • Please write "LOOKOUT SUBMISSION" in the subject line of the email
  • Submissions accepted October 1st - March 1st

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