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Homespun seeks to publish a variety of the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, and other creative work submitted by the students and alumni of Tennessee Technological University. Submissions are selected on the basis of academic merit, with special consideration paid to imagination and vision, honest emotion, skilled and artistic use of language, overall artistry, and craftsmanship.

The views expressed in this magazine do not necessarily reflect those of the Homespun staff, its faculty advisor, the Department of English, or Tennessee Technological University. The work published in this magazine is the sole property of the authors and may not be republished or reproduced without their written permission.


Current students and alumni of Tennessee Tech University are invited to submit original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, drawings and photographs, and other creative work at any time during the academic year. Please submit no more than six poems at a time. Prose works should not be longer than 35 pages.

To submit, please email your documents to The subject of the email should be Last Name, First Name - Title. If attaching multiple submissions, the subject should be Last Name, First Name - Multiple Submissions. In the body, please include your major, your telephone number, and the type of media (prose, poetry, art, other). Anonymous submissions cannot be considered for publication. We accept .doc, .docx, and .pdf for written submissions and .jpeg and .png for art/photography.


Use 12 point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins. Prose works must be double-spaced. Poems should be single-spaced. Please include a title for your work.