Tapestry Guidelines


  • Eligibility: poetry, fiction, essays written in English, or bilingual with English translation. 
  • Writer must live, or have lived, in Northeastern New Mexico.
  • Regional focus – Northeastern New Mexico, with submissions to be representative of the region.
  • Original work not previously published elsewhere in print or online.
  • Deadline: June 1, 2021.
  • Submit an essay of no more than 750 words
  • Submit short fiction manuscript of not more than 1500 words.
  • Submit up to five poems with no single poem more than 32 lines long.
  • Only one submission per writer, per category, please.
  • Include a brief bio, publication information, cover page with name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and title of the manuscript, and a page with only the title.
  • A manuscript may be submitted that is being considered elsewhere but Las Vegas Literary Salon should be notified upon the manuscript’s acceptance elsewhere.
  • Submission format: PDF
  • Submit by email to: lvac@lasvegasartscouncil.org

Mailed submissions: LVAC, PO Box 2603, Las Vegas, NM 87701-2603

  • The Collection (working title Northeastern New Mexico Tapestry: Poetry, Essays, Tales) will be published in November 2021.
  • Selected authors will receive a copy of the published book as compensation. The book will be sold as a fund raiser for LVLS. All proceeds will go toward programming and organizational support with a small management fee to our fiscal sponsor, the Las Vegas Arts Council.
  • Failure to follow these guidelines will automatically eliminate a submission from consideration.
  • Send queries to: lvliterarysalon@gmail.com (Do NOT send submissions to this address. Send submissions to lvac@lasvegasartscouncil.org or by mail to LVAC, PO Box 2603, Las Vegas, NM 87701-2603.
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