There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Thank you for visiting WORDPEACE. Here are the current calls and guidelines:
Submissions are currently closed and will reopen February 1 through March 1st for the winter/spring 2025 issue.

Our summer/fall 2024 issue's theme is War & Peace. Submissions on other social justice issues are also welcome. Future special issues will be announced on our website at wordpeace.co 

Submission periods for WORDPEACE, a semi-annual online journal of literary response to world events are February 1 - April 1 (for Aug/Sept publication) and Aug 1 - October 1 (for Feb/March publication). Poetry, short fiction, non-fiction essays and visual art are welcome. The journal is published twice yearly at wordpeace.co, usually in July and February. 

We are also open to hybrid forms. If you are submitting a piece of writing with art that goes with it, please submit the entire thing in one category, or you may get a rejection on one part and an acceptance on the other (if that's okay, go ahead and submit separately). 

General Submission Guidelines:

We are looking for previously unpublished poems, stories, creative non-fiction essays (3000 word limit), personal essays (3000 word limit), visual art, hybrid work, reviews and interviews that reflect or are in conversation with social justice themes. We want work that asks for positive change, critiques the status quo, is forward thinking, and takes a stand in the face of corruption and greed, brutality, xenophobia, homophobia, prejudice, genocide and oligarchy.                      

Monica Barron, Nonfiction Editor
Lisa C. Taylor, Fiction Editor/ Associate Poetry Editor
Russell Taylor, Art Editor
Lee Desrosiers, Founding/Managing Editor / Associate Poetry Editor

Questions: wordpeace.editors@gmail.com