Thank you for visiting WORDPEACE. SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!
Submissions for WORDPEACE, a semi-annual online journal of literary response to world events are open October 1 - November 30, 2020. The following submission period is March 1 - April 30, 2021. 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We are looking for previously unpublished poems, stories, creative non-fiction essays, personal essays, visual art, reviews and interviews that reflect or are in conversation with world events.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.                      

Ciona Rouse, Poetry Editor
Lisa C. Taylor, Fiction Editor / Editorial Writer
Monica Barron, Non-Fiction Editor
Russell Taylor, Art Editor
Lori Desrosiers, Managing Editor, Publisher

Questions: wordpeace.editors@gmail.com

 


 

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.



Poetry: Include 3-5 poems in one (1) doc, docx or pdf file. Do not put your name or other identifying information on your poems. Submittable will keep track of that for you. We are looking for poems 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, genocide and oligarchy. All styles of poetry are welcome including prose poems and form poems. 


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.

Non-fiction: Submit reviews, personal or lyrical essays 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.

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