Outlet: The BYU-Idaho Art and Literary Journal seeks submissions of all types of written and visual creative art. A yearly publication, Outlet offers students a publication venue for their original poetry, photography, fiction, illustrations, paintings, essays, graphic designs, scholarly essays, and other forms of creative expression.
Throughout its 15 year history, Outlet has published the best student writing and art available. To look at past issues, click on the images below.
All students, whether on or off track, can submit work completed or revised while at BYU-Idaho. Written entrees should be typed, double-spaced (except poems), and fewer than 4,000 words. All submissions should be titled--including art work. Submissions are limited to five per student. The submission deadline is the end of Winter Semester each year. Written submissions will not be returned. (Art will be returned. Call the BYU-Idaho Department of Art). Notice of acceptance or denial will be given to all applicants. Submissions will be judged by BYU-Idaho writing and art students under the supervision of BYU-Idaho English and art faculty.Submit written work to the English Department office, Rigby 180. Submit art work to the Department of Art office, Spori 316.
Photographs must be a minimum of 300 dpi at 8.5 X 11 inches file size or equivalent. The Art Department can help with photography if your work is selected for publication.
To submit to Outlet, click on the Outlet Submission Form, print and fill out the form, and turn it in with your submission.
"Outlet fits, in our minds, into the overall mission of BYU-Idaho. Obviously, it's important in an academic environment to encourage student creativity and excellence; we try to do this every day, as faculty, within our classrooms. But often the work produced there has no purpose or audience beyond the immediate assignment. Outlet provides a channel for students to express their ideas and talents to an audience beyond the classroom."
Stephen George, Former Director
To learn more about the origins of Outlet, click here.