Submissions: Pulse

The Pulse 2024 submission window is open now through December 15, 2023!

Submission Guidelines

On an annual basis, Pulse accepts student writing from undergraduate and graduate students in formal poetry, free verse poetry, short fiction, scholarly essays, and modern language literary translation. We typically also have a visual art category, from which we select our cover art for the year.

Thanks to the generosity of donors and patrons like the Eleanor Perlstein Weinbaum family and estate and our very own Dave Oliphant, R.S. Gwynn, and others, Pulse is typically able to award modest cash prizes to an exemplary submission in each genre. 

Pulse celebrates writing from our entire and diverse global community at Lamar University. We encourage first-time or emerging writers to submit their work.

Use our form here to submit your work, and email us if you have any questions. Thank you for submitting!

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