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Souvenirs is always looking for new work to feature on our website or in our print issues!

Are you abroad? Blog for Souvenirs. Email us at souvenirs@union.wisc.edu to sign up.

Have you been abroad? Submit your written stories, essays, poems and photographs at www.wudpublications.submittable.com for a chance to get them published in our biannual print magazine. Details are below. The deadline for the Spring 2017 print magazine is in February.


Print submission criteria

With each piece, please include the full title, your name, year in school, email and continent(s) pertaining to your work. We welcome students from all majors, but we encourage you to create content for a wide audience including the entire campus community. We accept photography, artwork, poetry, short stories and reflections—as long as they are related to some type of travel experience. And yes, travels from within the United States still count!

Written work

Souvenirs is open to all writing types and topics as long as they are related to travel. The most popular written work is short stories, reflections, essays and poetry regarding your travels. An emerging form of storytelling on Souvenirs is with listicles – elaborate on topics in the form of a list such as things you learned abroad, your favorite places you visited, tips for traveling, etc (think: BuzzFeed style stories). These are all suggesstions, and you may write about any topic related to travel and in any style you prefer.

All written work should be in PDF, DOC, DOCX or TXT format. Pieces should be formatted in a way that you would like them reproduced in the journal and follow standard AP style. Essays that exceed 2,000 words may be edited for length. In your piece, please include your name and page numbers in the upper right corner of each page. If there are any additional materials that you would like to include with your piece, please include them as part of the same submission. Written work may not necessarily include these additions, but all artwork/photography should follow the same standards as an art submission if attached to your piece.

Artwork and photography

All art pieces and photography should have an image quality of 300dpi with CMYK coloring. JPG, TIFF and PNG formats are accepted, but TIFF is preferred to ensure maximum image quality. Images should be submitted at their full resolution to allow for proper sizing in the print issue. If you’re submitting photographs, please include a PDF or DOC that includes where each picture was taken (City and Country). You should be able to submit 15 photographs per submission, but feel free to submit more than that.

Your artwork and photos may also be entered in Souvenirs’ first Photo Contest. The winning photo of the contest, which will be determined by votes, will be featured on the front cover of the fall 2017 print magazine. Find out more about it here.

Deadline

The deadline to submit for the Spring 2017 print magazine is in February.

Special guidelines

Submissions will generally not be accepted after the posted deadline unless previously discussed with the editor. If special circumstances prevent you from submitting your piece by the deadline, a brief extension may be issued. Please contact the Editors-in-Chief Sophia Dramm and Ruth Brandt at souvenirs_union@wisc.edu if you need more information.

Photo taken by blogger Josie Sajbel.