High Plains Register

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Established in 1989 by Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, the High Plains Register is a student-produced literary and arts journal that juxtaposes the work of emerging and established writers and artists from Wyoming and the surrounding high plains states. The High Plains Register pledges to publish outstanding works that capture the unique cultures of the West, while also featuring fresh, modern perspectives and ideas. It is our intent to inspire thought, emotion, and creativity in our local readership and beyond.

We accept previously unpublished, original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, music, and artwork. All LCCC students are eligible to submit; local and greater-Wyoming community submissions also encouraged.

All LCCC student submissions will be eligible for the High Plains Register Award for Best Poem, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Drama Music or Artwork.

If your work is selected for publication, you will receive a free contributor's copy of the issue in which the work appears. 

Submission Deadline:  High Plains Register is open to submissions each year from May 1-October 15. Postal (snail) mail submissions must be postmarked no later than October 15. The deadline for electronic submissions is 5:00 p.m. MST, October 15.


General Submission Guidelines 

We also have specific guidelines for submissions in each genre. These will be listed per genre on this page (below all of the general guidelines) ONLY WHEN the submission period is open and active (May 1 to October 15).

Any submission that does not follow the guidelines is subject to deletion.

  •  No previously published work.
  •  Simultaneous submissions okay.
  • Submissions must remain blind; thus, authors may not include their names or identifying information anywhere in the documents submitted.
  • Submissions to HPR in more than one genre okay; however, submitters must follow the specific guidelines for each genre.
  •  Upon publication, HPR claims First North American Serial Rights; after publication, all rights revert to the author, with the understanding that HPR will receive credit if the piece is published elsewhere.

We use Submittable for all electronic submissions; do not email any submissions.

For hard copy (non-electronic) submissions, please follow all genre-specific submission guidelines listed below (after general guidelines on this page--genre-specific guidelines will be listed ONLY WHEN the submission period is open and active (May 1 to October 15)). 

Send "snail mail" submissions to:

High Plains Register 


c/o Kristin Abraham

Arts & Humanities Division

Laramie County Community College

1400 E. College Drive

Cheyenne, WY  82007


If you have questions for the staff about publication or submissions, please send an email to hpr@lccc.wy.edu. Use this email address for queries only; do not submit work for publication via email—it will be deleted.

Questions about joining the High Plains Register staff (the course, ENGL 2100 Literary Magazine) should be directed to Kristin Abraham, Adviser, at kabraham@lccc.wy.edu. Do not email Ms. Abraham regarding publication or submission; those queries should be sent to the HPR staff at hpr@lccc.wy.edu.