The Byways Journal of Arts and Letters is a student-led publication featuring creative written work, short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and drama. It includes art work, paintings, sculptures and metal works.

All currently enrolled Central Texas College students worldwide can submit their writings and art for publication consideration. Requirements for eligibility are the artist or writer must be enrolled at CTC during the submission period. (September through February).

The student-led advisory board votes on all submitted work and awards monetary prizes in each category. The student board prepares the journal for publication and arranges the PowerPoint presentation at an event held at the central campus library.   

All work should be submitted electronically to:

Mike Matthews, English professor: (phone: 254-526-1695)

Artwork - digital photos of your work can be submitted in any of the JPEG (.jpg) formats.

Writing submissions should be in either Rich Text Format (.rtf) or as a Word Document (.doc).

Please include your email address, phone number and physical mailing address with your submission.

For more information about BYWAYS and submission requirements, contact: (phone: 254-526-1695).

CTC Journal of Arts and Letters



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