October 1 - 31, 2017:
Call for Submissions for WORDPEACE, a semi-annual online journal of literary response to world events. Short fiction, non-fiction articles and visual art are welcome. Poetry has already been accepted for this issue. Poetry submissions will re-open in April for the July issue.


General Submission Guidelines:

We are looking for poems, stories, CNF essays, personal essays, visual art, reviews and interviews that reflect or are in conversation with world events. We want work which 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. 

Lori Desrosiers, Poetry Editor, Publisher 
Destiny Birdsong, Poetry Editor (starting 4/18).
Lisa C. Taylor, Fiction and Non-Fiction Editor
Monica Barron, Non-Fiction Editor




Ends on November 1, 2017
Visual Art: We will accept pictures of photography, painting, drawing, sketching, comic art, illustrations, sculpture or any other type of visual art. Do not put your name or other identifying information on your work. Submittable will keep track of that for you.

We are looking for art that reflects or is in conversation with world events. We want work which 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.

Please submit up to three photos in jpg format, no smaller than 5"x7".  Keep the file sizes below 2 meg. If you can set the resolution, use 72 pixels per inch.



Ends on November 1, 2017
Non-fiction: Submit reviews, personal or lyrical essays, articles or interviews up to 3000 words in one (1) doc, docx or pdf file. Do not put your name or other identifying information on your work. Submittable will keep track of that for you. We are looking for pieces that reflect or are in conversation with world events. We want work which 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, genocide and oligarchy.

Ends on November 1, 2017
Fiction: Submit short fiction of up to 3000 words in one (1) doc, docx or pdf file. Do not put your name or other identifying information on your story. Submittable will keep track of that for you. We are looking for stories that reflect, or are in conversation with world or regional events, real or imagined. We publish fiction that is a conduit for positive change and challenges the status quo through forward thinking and creative risk-taking. We prefer writing that takes a stand in the face of corruption and greed, brutality, xenophobia, homophobia, genocide and oligarchy. Flash fiction or hybrid forms of up to 1000 words are also welcome.