If you are interested in submitting items for publication, we accept items in electronic format. Photos should be 300 resolution and in jpg or tif format. The magazine is printed four times a year. Copy deadlines dates may vary and are subject to change are:

Autumn Issue (Sept,Oct,& Nov) - May 31 - June 24
Winter Issue (Dec,Jan, & Feb) – Sep 7 - Oct 4
Spring Issue (Mar,Apr, & May) - Jan 3-18
Summer Issue (June,July,& Aug) - April 5-9

Call the Arts & Humanities Office to get the most current deadline dates.

How to get Guidelines for Submitting Articles for Consideration
Should be no more than 300 words long and must be double-spaced. Font Gil Sans MT at 10 is used. Please remember that if there is not enough room to run your article, the information about your event will be included in the calendar. Remember, if your article is too long it may be edited to fit in the magazine.

Guidelines for Short Stories, Essays, and Poetry
Poetry and submissions of essays on topics of local interest are also welcome and will be used as space permits.
Guidelines for Submitting Artwork and Photographs for Consideration    All mediums, genre, and styles (including photographs) will be considered.  Also, photographs of three-dimensional works are also accepted. Files need to be in tiff or JPG format at 300 dpi or larger. You should send an artist statement about the artwork with a brief biography and photograph. Please, NO original works sent to the office. The front and back covers are in color with inside the magazine being printed in grayscale.

How to submit

Send items via email to LAHC@cityof.lawton.ok.us or scheatwood@cityof.lawton.ok.us.  Also, you can submit by mail and by fax, however digital files are preferred.  Please do not send original artwork to the office. Please call our office to verify that your information as been received.

Contact Information

Sharon Cheatwood, Arts Coordinator

P.O. Box 1054

Lawton, OK 73502

Tel: 580-581-3470/581-3471

Fax 580-581-3473

Email: scheatwood@cityof.lawton.ok.us or lahc@cityof.lawton.ok.us