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HeartWood Call for Submissions: Still Open for our April Issue

We’re still reading, but closing in on final selections for our April issue, so send us your best–poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. 

Website: http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/

Guidelines: http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/submit/

HeartWood

 

Gettin to the Heart of It All <3 Call for Submissions <3 HeartWood Literary Magazine

HeartWood, an online literary magazine in association with West Virginia Wesleyan’s Low-Residency MFA program, publishes twice yearly, in April and October. Our inaugural issue will go live April 2017.


We accept submissions year round through Submittable, and welcome previously unpublished poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, from both established and emerging writers. We do love Appalachian voices, but we enthusiastically encourage writers from all backgrounds to submit. 

General Submissions

What We Want:

We are interested in writing that pushes into, dares to reveal, its own truth, that takes emotional risks, that gets to the heart of the matter.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, provided you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere.

We also welcome queries from Appalachian artists (writers, visual artists, musicians, performers, folk artists, etc) interested in being included in our Appalachian Arts section.

Submission Details

Prose submissions, fiction or nonfiction, should be 3000 words or less.

Fiction: Fiction submissions may include short stories, flash fiction, or novel excerpts if the excerpt can stand alone. You may submit more than one piece of flash fiction, as long as the total word count does not exceed 3000 words.

Creative Nonfiction: We’re open to a wide range of nonfiction, with the exception of academic articles, or that which would be considered more traditionally journalistic. Personal essay, memoir, lyric, literary journalism, or some blurring in between, are all acceptable.

Poetry: Poets should submit no more than 3-5 single-spaced poems at a time. Include all poems in a single document for upload. Lyric, narrative, experimental, prose poems–we’re open to all variations of the poetic voice.

Surprise us. Make us think. Make us feel. Make our hearts race.

Appalachian Arts Interviews

We also welcome queries from Appalachian artists (writers, visual artists, musicians, performers, folk artists, etc) interested in being included in our Appalachian Arts section. We define Appalachian artists as an artist who is heavily influenced by the Appalachian region and its traditions, history, and people. At HeartWood, we are looking for artists who take these traditions and speak to them in a new and unexpected way.

To query about possible inclusion in the Appalachian Arts section: Submit the following in one document (doc, docx) through the Appalachian Arts link on our Submittable page:

  • Artist bio
  • Artist statement addressing what being an “Appalachian artist” means to you, how you uniquely define yourself as an Appalachian artist, and how your connection to Appalachia as you see/define it connects (or doesn’t) to your work.
  • At least one link to where artwork or samples can be seen/heard (artist website, other publications, YouTube, etc).

If we’re interested, based on the query, editors will email requesting additional information and work sample.

What We’ll Do

Submissions will be responded to within three months. If you haven’t heard from us after three months, feel free to inquire by sending us a note through Submittable.  If your work is accepted, HeartWood acquires first North American rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication, but we do ask for first publication attribution in any future publications. We also reserve the right to include accepted pieces in any future anthologies or promotions. If we have passed on a submission, please wait 6 months before submitting again. Regrettably, time being as it is, we are unable offer feedback on submissions. 

As much as we would love to be able to pay our contributors, unfortunately we are not able to do so. This is a labor of love for all of us, and we will do our best to honor and promote your work. 

(Please note: We regret that current or past employees, current or past students, and alumni of WVWC are not eligible for publication in HeartWood, but we wish you much luck with your work elsewhere.)

 

Website: http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/

Submit Here!

HeartWood

 

HeartWood Issue 2 Released! Broadside Winner Announced! Congrats to Kory Wells! And thanks to Diane Gilliam and to all of the HeartWood staff!

Issue 2 of HeartWood is LIVE!
We’re especially thrilled to announce the winner and finalists for the first HeartWood Broadside Series Competition! Congratulations to Kory Wells, whose poem “With a Thousand-Tongued Hunger” was selected as winner by this year’s judge Diane Gilliam.
Check out Kory’s amazing piece here, with the stunning broadside created by artist Diane Radford with Dog & Pony Press, as well as all of the wonderful work we’re so honored to share ❤
Don’t forget! We’re already reading for our April 2017 issue!
Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter!
HeartWood

HeartWood Literary Magazine! Upcoming Issue & Call for Submissions!

Working on HeartWood 🙂

So honored to share this good work Thanks and Big Love to the editorial staff–Danielle Kelly, Susan Good, Beth Feagan,Mary Imo Stike, Jessica Spruill, CM Chapman, and Vincent James Trimboli, for all their beautiful hard work! And special thanks–as always–to my son J (Jacques Hackett) for being my on-call ever-patient tech guru

The next issue of HeartWood goes live October 2nd!

AND

We’ll announce the very first winner and finalists for the

HEARTWOOD BROADSIDE SERIES CONTEST!

Like HeartWood on FB! 

And follow us on Twitter! @HeartWoodlitmag

AND 

We’re reading now for the April 2017 issue! Send us your beautiful work! 

Check it out and Submit HERE! 

Let’s get to the heart of the matter ❤

HeartWood

Special Sunday Call for Submissions: HeartWood

HeartWood reading now for our October issue! 

Seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction! Also seeking profile & interview proposals for our Appalachian Arts section! 

Submission Guidelines Here! 

HeartWood

HeartWood Broadside Contest Closes at Midnight Tonight! Submit Now!

HEARTWOOD BROADSIDE SERIES CONTEST

2016 Judge: Diane Gilliam

Contest submission window: April 1 – June 1, 2016

A writing practice requires us to slow down, reflect, attend. HeartWood Literary Magazine & West Virginia Wesleyan’s MFA Program seek to honor this practice with the launch of an annual broadside series and contest. Partnering with West Virginia artist Diane Radford of Dog and Pony Press, we will print the winning entry (poetry or flash prose) on a limited-edition letterpress broadside featuring an original image inspired by the text. The annual broadside will be an artifact companion the fall issue of the digital magazine. Both the handmade and the electronic HeartWood venues aim to showcase work that gets to the heart of the matter.

Contest Judge: DIANE GILLIAM is the author of four collections of poetry: Everything Ever, Everything After (forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2016), Kettle BottomOne of Everything and Recipe for Blackberry Cake (chapbook). She has won a Pushcart Prize, the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing, and is the most recent recipient of the Gift of Freedom from A Room of Her Own Foundation.

Guidelines

  • $15 entry fee (includes a mailed copy of the winning broadside)
  • Contest opens April 1, 2016. The submission deadline for the prize is midnight June 1, 2016.
  • Submit one poem (of any form) or flash prose piece (fiction or nonfiction) per entry; regardless of genre, the entry must be 250 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
  • All entries will also be considered for publication in HeartWood.
  • $500 cash prize + 25 copies of limited-edition letterpress broadside will be awarded to the winner.
  • All submissions must be submitted via our online submission form manager, Submittable, at: http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/submit/. We will not accept mail or email submissions, but please do include mailing address. We do not accept previously published entries. You may enter simultaneously submitted work as long as you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere before our contest closes on June 1. Entries need not be anonymous.
  • 1st round of judging will be performed by HeartWood Editors. Finalists (approximately 20 poems and/or flash prose) will then be forwarded to the Contest Judge for the final round of judging.
  • Winner will be selected by July 1. Broadside will be printed/mailed October 1.
  • Winner will be publicly announced in the October 2016 issue of HeartWood; all entrants will be notified of submission status in July 2016.

Submit here! 

Only a couple of days left to submit! HeartWood Broadside Series Contest

Only a couple of days left to submit!  Deadline June 1, 2016

HeartWood BROADSIDE SERIES CONTEST

2016 Judge: Diane Gilliam

Contest submission window: April 1 – June 1, 2016

A writing practice requires us to slow down, reflect, attend. HeartWood Literary Magazine & West Virginia Wesleyan’s MFA Program seek to honor this practice with the launch of an annual broadside series and contest. Partnering with West Virginia artist Diane Radford of Dog and Pony Press, we will print the winning entry (poetry or flash prose) on a limited-edition letterpress broadside featuring an original image inspired by the text. The annual broadside will be an artifact companion the fall issue of the digital magazine. Both the handmade and the electronic HeartWood venues aim to showcase work that gets to the heart of the matter.

Contest Judge: DIANE GILLIAM is the author of four collections of poetry: Everything Ever, Everything After (forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2016), Kettle BottomOne of Everything and Recipe for Blackberry Cake (chapbook). She has won a Pushcart Prize, the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing, and is the most recent recipient of the Gift of Freedom from A Room of Her Own Foundation.

Guidelines

  • $15 entry fee (includes a mailed copy of the winning broadside)
  • Contest opens April 1, 2016. The submission deadline for the prize is midnight June 1, 2016.
  • Submit one poem (of any form) or flash prose piece (fiction or nonfiction) per entry; regardless of genre, the entry must be 250 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
  • All entries will also be considered for publication in HeartWood.
  • $500 cash prize + 25 copies of limited-edition letterpress broadside will be awarded to the winner.
  • All submissions must be submitted via our online submission form manager, Submittable, at: http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/submit/. We will not accept mail or email submissions, but please do include mailing address. We do not accept previously published entries. You may enter simultaneously submitted work as long as you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere before our contest closes on June 1. Entries need not be anonymous.
  • 1st round of judging will be performed by HeartWood Editors. Finalists (approximately 20 poems and/or flash prose) will then be forwarded to the Contest Judge for the final round of judging.
  • Winner will be selected by July 1. Broadside will be printed/mailed October 1.
  • Winner will be publicly announced in the October 2016 issue of HeartWood; all entrants will be notified of submission status in July 2016.

Submit Here! http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/contest/

HeartWood

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