Please only submit previously unpublished work. All work should be attached in a single .doc/docx, PDF or .txt 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 all poetry, fiction and nonfiction 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 For poetry and short story collections please ensure that at least fifty percent of the work is unpublished.

Length: at least twenty-five poems or fifty pages of stories.

We pay authors fifty percent royalties.

Digital shorts

We are seeking fiction and nonfiction on any theme between 5,000–15,000 words for a new series of digital shorts due in 2018.

We pay authors fifty percent royalties.

A Portrait in Blues

We are seeking poetry focusing on identity, gender and bodies for a print anthology to be released in November.

Each contributor will receive one physical copy of the book.

Submissions close: April 30th

wildness journal

wildness is an online literary journal that publishes contemporary poetry, fiction and nonfiction. We currently publish our issues quarterly and read submissions on a rolling basis.

Visit wildness here.

And finally

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.

If you have any other questions about guidelines, email us at