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A VHCC Literary and Art Review

The Howl, Virginia Highlands Community College’s literary and art publication is currently accepting submissions for its 2012 edition. We accept entries from students, faculty, staff, and alumni of VHCC, as well as current or former residents of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

The following genres and mediums are currently being accepted:

  • Poetry
  • Short Fiction
  • Nonfiction (Memoir or Essay)
  • Black and White Photography/Artwork

Please limit poetry to 50 lines and prose to 2000 words or less. Max of three submissions (of any genre combination) per entrant.


All content must be submitted as an attachment via email to

  • Text should be saved in Microsoft Word format or in Rich Text Format
  • In the subject line of the email, simply write, “Howl.”
  • In the message section of the email, include:
    1. Your name
    2. Your e-mail and current mailing address with zip code (also include former address if you no longer live in the specified regions)
    3. The genre of the submission (i.e. “short fiction,” so that we can distinguish between non-fiction and fiction).
  • Non-digital photography and physical artwork should be submitted to LRC 221 on the VHCC campus for scanning. However, artists must also e-mail the supplemental information (name, addresses, and genres) by the deadline. No paper literary submissions will be accepted.

*Submissions that fail to include the required information will be discarded.


Submissions will be accepted through April 13.

Contact Phil Ferguson at or (276)739-2459 for more publication details.

Publication is scheduled for August 2012.

Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a payment for publication?
Payment is one copy of the issue of The Howl in which your work appears.

Who retains the rights to the work that is published?
All rights revert to the author after publication in The Howl.

Last updated: 4/9/2012 10:02:12 AM