Badwater: New Journal Seeking Submissions
“We are currently accepting submissions for our inaugural issue, to be released in September. We welcome submissions of up to five poems as well as fiction and creative nonfiction pieces up to 7,500 words. We seek original, unpublished works that showcase the best of established and up-and-coming writers alike. We are especially dedicated to publishing the work of mis/underrepresented groups (e. g. writers of color, writers along the LGBTQ+ spectrum, disabled writers, womxn writers and/or nonbinary/gender-nonconforming writers). We hope to establish a strong tradition of evocative work, and we are certain your contribution will help propel Badwater on this path.”
A Literary Journal Celebrating the Range and Diversity of Voices Under Our One Sun
Experimental, traditional, playful, prayerful, celebratory, challenging: human—try us. Show us a new way to tell one of the millions of stories under that glorious sun.
Submission Details Here!
We’re reading now for our November Issue!
Prose: 5000 words or less, open to content, form, structure.
Fiction: We welcome short stories of all shapes and sizes, from the mind-blowing traditional story to fiction that blurs the lines between forms, genre fiction, experimental fiction, etc. We also welcome flash and micro fiction. Please submit only one story or flash fiction totaling to no more than the word limit at a time.
Nonfiction: We’re looking for slow burns in a world of hot takes, questions asked instead of answers proved. We welcome a wide variety of nonfiction—traditional essay, narrative nonfiction, micro/flash memoir—and encourage experimentation, though not at the expense of factual truth. Too many true stories go untold, and we want to offer space to honor those voices. Please submit only one essay or flash totaling to no more than the word limit at a time.
Poetry: 3-5 poems, open to content, form, structure. Submit all poems in one document. Do not submit individual poems separately. Please don’t forget the power voice, sound, and time can have in poetry.
For all submissions, simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please let us know. To withdraw one part of a submission, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please wait six months before resubmitting.Experimental, traditional, playful, prayerful, celebratory, challenging: human—try us. Show us a new way to tell one of the millions of stories under that glorious sun.
Submission Details Here!
So much literary excitement happening around here! Check out these two calls for submissions, one for online journal publication, the second for participating in an exciting new Virginia reading series!
K’in: A Literary Journal Celebrating the Range and Diversity of Voices Under Our One Sun, seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and submissions from Young Writers!
Womxn at Red Door 104: Words & Art A New Reading Series Celebrating Virginia Women, Woman-Identifying, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, & Nonbinary-Identifying Writer
SUBMISSION DETAILS HERE!