The Tau 2018

Submission Guidelines and Form

2018-2019 Tau Deadline: January 30, 2019
Submission dates: September 1–January 30

Submissions to The Tau can include poetry (up to 5 poems per author), short stories, and creative non-fiction (up to 3,000 words per entry). All submissions will be considered through a blind review process.

You may email submissions or use the form below.

Written entries:

  • Submit each entry separately as its own document, but attached to one email
  • Use 12 point Times New Roman font
  • Name each entry with the title only
  • Do not include your name anywhere on the entry
  • Submissions must not exceed 5, double-spaced pages
  • Authors may submit up to 5 original works
  • Include your full mailing address in the email
  • Include a brief biography in the email (always compose your biography as if someone else was talking about you. It should never contain the words “I” or “me”. Instead, use the pronouns “he” or “she” as is appropriate. If you would like to see some example bios, please visit The Tau website and check out last year’s publication)
  • Work will be reviewed by the Department of English; publication decisions are final
  • Judges retain the right to edit for spelling and punctuation
  • The Tau editors will consult writers for any other editing questions
  • Rights to work published in The Tau remain with the writer
  • Authors should keep copies of their submissions since no submissions will be returned

Art entries:

  • Submit each entry separately as its own document, using multiple emails if necessary.
    • Send images as attachments, JPEG format, less than 2 MB, 73-200 DPI
    • Poor quality images will result in dismissal; take quality images of artwork
    • Submit title, medium, and year created in the body of the email.
    • Email will contain your name for verification
  • Include your full mailing address in the email
  • Include a brief biography in the email (always compose your biography as if someone else was talking about you.  It should never contain the words “I” or “me”. Instead, use the pronouns “he” or “she” as is appropriate.  If you would like to see some example bios, please visit The Tau website and check out last year’s publication)
  • Artists may submit up to 5 images of artworks
  • Artwork will be reviewed by the Department of Art, publication decisions are final
  • The Tau editors will consult artists if there are concerns during the jurying process
  • Rights to artwork published in The Tau remain with the artist
  • Artists should keep copies of the submission
  • Submit your entries

  • (always compose your biography as if someone else was talking about you. It should never contain the words "I" or "me". Instead, use the pronouns "he" or "she" as is appropriate. If you would like to see some example bios, please visit The Tau website and check out last year's publication)
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, jpe, doc, docx.
    Maximum file size - 1000 mega bytes. Allowed file extensions - jpg jpeg jpe doc docx.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, jpe, doc, docx.
    Maximum file size - 1000 mega bytes. Allowed file extensions - jpg jpeg jpe doc docx.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, jpe, doc, docx.
    Maximum file size - 1000 mega bytes. Allowed file extensions - jpg jpeg jpe doc docx.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, doc, docx.
    Maximum file size - 1000 mega bytes. Allowed file extensions - jpg jpeg doc docx.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, doc, docx.
    Maximum file size - 1000 mega bytes. Allowed file extensions - jpg jpeg doc docx.
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