Thank you for visiting WORDPEACE. Here are the current calls and guidelines:
We are currently OPEN for general submissions for the winter/spring 2023 issue.  Submissions are extended through December 20, 2022. 

Submission periods for WORDPEACE, a semi-annual online journal of literary response to world events are February 1 - April 1 and October 2 - December 2. 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. There will be a new themed section in the summer 2023 issue. 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We are looking for previously unpublished poems, stories, creative non-fiction essays, personal essays, visual art, hybrid work, reviews and interviews that reflect or are in conversation with world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.                      


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


Questions: wordpeace.editors@gmail.com

 


 

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

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.

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.

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 five 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.

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