Eastern New Mexico University’s literary magazine, El Portal, offers a venue for the work of aspiring writers, artists and photographers.
ENMU students, faculty and staff are welcome to submit their original, previously unpublished short stories, plays, poetry and photography, following the theme and guidelines for each issue. No entry fees are charged. Cash prizes are awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners in each category.
El Portal is published each semester at Eastern thanks to Dr. Jack Williamson, a world-renowned science fiction writer and professor emeritus at ENMU who underwrote the publication. El Portal has been published since 1939. From 1985–1997, the publication changed its name to Pennyroyal, but went back to the name El Portal in 1998. In Spanish, el portal means a grand entrance or gateway.
For submission guidelines and information, please contact:
Dr. Patrice Caldwell
Executive Director, Planning and Analysis
Eastern New Mexico University