Submissions Guidelines

Call for Manuscripts

Who we are

Fine Lines is a national, quarterly, literary journal devoted to the publication of poetry, prose, and writing across the curriculum.  The journal seeks:

:: to provide insights for teachers and students in all disciplines.
:: to encourage discussion of writing in ways that cut across disciplines, definitions, and traditions.
:: to publish contributions by all members of the writing community.

What to submit

We welcome articles on all topics of interest to our readers and reflective writing about interesting life experiences.  Our editors encourage a broad variety of approaches, methodologies, and styles.  We accept, for example, research articles and practical articles that describe innovative approaches to life’s challenges.  We are especially glad to receive articles that encourage stimulating dialog that crosses traditional rhetorical and disciplinary boundaries, forms, and roles.  We provide a forum for professional writers and first-time authors.

What we disclaim

The views expressed in the Fine Lines journal are solely those of the authors. Therefore, Fine Lines is not intended to represent any author’s point of view – albeit politically or religiously. Our purpose is to be a vehicle for fine writing.

What we require

Submissions must be sent via email, as file attachments, on a 3.5 PC disk or CD-R, or as laser-quality hard copies.  If replies are requested, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, or mention this in the email submission.  Use the MLA format , 6th edition, with all submissions (investigative essays, research articles, nonfiction, etc.).

Where to send

When sending submissions via email, please submit in Microsoft Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or in Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf). Please visit the style guide link at left for more specific information regarding email submissions.

Please send snail-mail submissions to:

The Editors
Fine Lines Journal
PO Box 241713
Omaha, NE 68124