Nebo: A Literary Journal

Nebo: A Literary Journal

Nebo Cover Fall 2023

Nebo: A Literary Journal , began publication as the Five Cent Cigar in 1971 and took its current name during the 1982-1983 academic year. Nebo routinely publishes Arkansas Tech students and unpublished writers along side nationally known writers. The journal, which is edited and staffed entirely by students at Arkansas Tech has won awards at the Arkansas College Media Awards for poetry, fiction, and art. Nebo is published twice yearly, in the spring and fall semesters, and accepts submissions of poetry and short prose fiction between August 15 and January 31 of each year. Subscriptions are $10 per year.

Arkansas Tech students who want to be part of the Nebo staff can enroll in ENGL 2881 Practicum--Literary Journal Publication. For more information, contact the Nebo advisor, Dr. Tori Sharpe, or the department head, Dr. Emily Hoffman


Writers' Guidelines

Nebo accepts submissions year round. We’re interested in all kinds of creative work—fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama, comics, art, etc.

Nebo publishes twice a year. Back issues of the print journal are available for $5 each.

Submission Guidelines

Emailed submissions are preferred. Send your submissions as an attachment to You may also mail hard copy submissions to the following address:

Nebo Editor
Department of English
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR 72801

Please include a Cover Letter with:

• A brief, 3rd person author bio of no more than 100 words
• Name, address, phone number, and email
• Where your work has previously been published
• The title of any recent publications
• Awards
• What you do for a living
• A link to your online work (if available)

Formatting Guidelines

Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Prose

• Cover Letter
• Name, address, phone number, and email on each poem
• Typed and double-spaced
• Times New Roman 12-point font
• Works should be 2,000 words or less
• Should be submitted in a .docx or .pdf file


• Cover Letter
• Name, address, phone number, and email on each poem
• Typed and single-spaced
• Times New Roman 12-point font
• 5 poems or less per submission
• Should be submitted in a .docx or .pdf file


Art and Photography

• 2D art submitted by email should be formatted to JPEG, PDF, or PNG
• 2D art submissions by mail should only include high-resolution prints and scans
* We are not responsible for care of any submissions of original work
• 3D art can be submitted by photo

Simultaneous submissions and multiple submissions are fine. Please let us know if your work gets taken elsewhere.

We are also happy to consider reprints from print journals. Please let us know where the piece was published previously.

Submissions should include no more than 5,000 words of prose, five poems, 3-5 works of art, or 20 pages of comics.