Twisted Ink is an online undergraduate literary magazine for Western students, faculty, and Dillon community members. We welcome all genres of quality creative fiction and poetry from students and professors of all majors, as well as local members of the community.

When submitting your work to Twisted Ink, please take a look at the following guidelines:

  • Submit your work via email to

  • Include your full name and whether you are submitting work as a student, faculty, or community member. If you would like to be published under a pen name, please specify your pen name as well.

  • Please include a short description of the piece you are submitting (no more than one or two sentences.)
  • Individual submissions should not exceed approximately 15 or more double-spaced pages in length. We prefer Cambria or Times New Roman size 11 or 12. You may make multiple submissions!

  • If submitting by email, please submit documents in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, or in the body of an email. You may also submit via Google Docs, which will streamline the editing process.

  • We only accept original works.

  • We do not accept previously published works (this does NOT include assignments turned in for class).

  • Please email with any additional questions or comments regarding submissions. 

Thanks for submitting to Twisted Ink!

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