Ampersand is a literary journal featuring the creative works of West Liberty University students. Any current student, regardless of major, can submit pieces of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork to be published in the journal. The journal started in the 1970s as a publication of the Omicron Nu chapter English honor society Sigma Tau Delta and is now a publication of the College of Liberal Arts. However, it is still a student-run publication with students of all majors serving on the editorial board, making selections to publish, and designing the look of the publication.
All submissions are currently closed. We will be accepting submissions for the 2021-2020 issue beginning late this fall.
- Submissions should be in a text format like Word or Rich Text. Please do not submit a PDF or Google Doc link.
- Prose submissions should be double-spaced, and all submissions should use an easily readable font like Perpetua, Times New Roman, or Calibri.
- Please include a cover page with your name and email address. This information should not show up anywhere else on your document.
Length and Number of Submissions
- Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: 3000 words or fewer
- Poetry: up to four poems
- Artwork: up to four pieces