Submissions for Issue 04 are open from June 1st through Sept 30th.
Issue Theme: Psych
We are interested in work concerning mental health that avoids stigma and sensationalism. We don't want Arkham Asylum (stigma) and Jeffrey Dahmer (sensationalism). Topics such as trauma, addiction, grief, stress, and diagnosed disorders all fall under the umbrella of mental health.
Please include a short, 3-5 sentence, third person bio on the first page of your submission.
Flash fiction and short stories accepted
Up to 3 submissions, no more than 5,000 words total
Up to 5 poems, no more than 15 pages total
Creative nonfiction and personal essays accepted
Submit only one piece, no more than 10,000 words
You may submit pieces for multiple categories. The maximum number of submissions per person, per issue is five. Example: 4 poems and 1 nonfiction, or 3 fiction and 2 poems.
Simultaneous submissions are okay; previously published work is not.
All submissions that meet the guidelines will receive feedback.
Our favorite submissions will be selected for publication in Wards.
One author in each genre will receive a $50 prize.
Questions or concerns about submitting? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.