Managing Editor

Poetry Editor

Prose Editors

Art Editor






Amanda Trout

Ellie Davis

Alexis Melson

Sarah Rightmer

Allie Zornes

Faith Story

Lauren Hunter

Taylor Pagacz

Sarah Rightmer

Amy Scott

Sapphira Winzer

Saitharn Im-Iam

Holly Jackson

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Cow Creek Review is Pittsburg State University's journal of literature and art. Established in the fall of 1960 under the name Matrix, we’ve been publishing diverse, innovative poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for almost sixty years.

We're currently accepting submissions for our 2022 issue. If you're a Pittsburg State University student and have poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or art that you'd like to see published, send it our way!

CCR General Guidelines:


  • You MUST be a student at Pittsburg State University in order to submit to this magazine.

  • Submissions are read blind, so please keep your name out of the submission itself and the name of the file submitted.

  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but notify us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere, or withdraw your submission.

  • We DO NOT accept fan-fiction in any genre due to copyright restrictions.

  • For genre-specific guidelines, select one of the links below:

Submit Fiction

Submit Poetry

Submit Nonfiction

Submit Art