All work should be attached in a single .doc/docx or PDF file, and your email must include a brief, third-person bio alongside a short cover letter. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know.
For poetry (books: 30–60 poems, chapbooks: 15+) and fiction/nonfiction (minimum 30,000 words) manuscripts please send half of the complete work. For poetry and short story collections please ensure that at least fifty percent of the work is unpublished.
We are seeking fiction between 5,000–20,000 words for a new series of digital-only publications due in 2018.
wildness is an online literary journal that publishes contemporary poetry, fiction and nonfiction. We currently publish our issues every two months and read submissions on a rolling basis.
Visit wildness here.
We are a small company, but, unless stated, we aim to give you a response within two months. Please query if it has been longer.
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