Southwestern American Literature publishes nonfiction about the region's writers, works, and issues in the form of critical articles and personal essays. We strongly suggest reading previous issues for a clear idea of what types of pieces we tend to accept. Manuscripts should conform to current MLA style, including in-text citations, end notes, and include a Works Cited page listing all primary and secondary sources. Include a cover letter, bio, and list of publications with your submission. Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as you notify us immediately upon acceptance of your work elsewhere. Please send us your work only as a word document. Do not submit a PDF.