This Land is a quarterly magazine that was first published in May 2010. Our publication explores the cultural landscape of Oklahoma: past, present, and future. We primarily seek nonfiction stories and other works that explore the life and culture of Middle America. We do not accept unsolicited fiction. Please note that we do not cover events, nor do we publish reviews. We recommend reading our publication prior to submitting your idea. Submissions by our subscribers tend to get preferential consideration.
Article Submissions Procedure
To pitch an article idea, fill out the form below describing in 1-3 paragraphs your subject matter. Please include any links to previously published writing. If you've already written an article, you can attach it using the form.
Proposals are submitted on a speculative basis. If your pitch is accepted by This Land, we will issue you a contract for services offered. It will be our discretion whether to use your submission for print, web, or both.
Poem Submission Procedure
In its print edition, THIS LAND is pleased to feature Oklahoma-related poems of various kinds. Our word- or line-limit is pretty flexible, but note that we rarely run poems exceeding one or two type-written pages. Also, please send us no more than four poems in a single submission.
Poems should be submitted using either the form at right, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include "POETRY SUBMISSION" in the subject line if you choose email. A brief bio (including previous publication credits, recently received grants or awards, and the like) should also be included. If possible, please attach the poem(s) to your email in a Word Document ( a .doc file).
We probably aren't able to acknowledge the receipt of each and every poem submitted, but we'll try to do so. Poets whose works have been chosen for publication will be notified by email (and such works, in turn, might be subjected to editing). Payments for poems vary; payments for all poems accepted by THIS LAND will be made upon publication of those poems.
- Most stories we publish go through multiple rounds of editing and fact-checking. Writers are expected to work with the editors on revisions, for as many rounds as the editors see fit.
- This Land Press assumes no legal liability whatsoever for the works of its contributors. Writers are wholly responsible for all statements in their work. We do not support or endorse any statements expressed by our contributors.
- All works submitted to This Land Press must be the sole, original property of the contributor(s), and cannot interfere with any other publication or company's publishing rights.
- In most cases, we pay a maximum of $250 per article, with the majority of articles falling in the $50-$150 range.