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wildness: General Submissions

wildness accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction and considers work in most styles, forms, or genres. For a better idea of our preferences, we always recommend reading through our previous issues.

We currently publish our issues annually (in August) and read submissions on a rolling basis—all work submitted will simply be considered for the next open issue.

  • For poetry, please send no more than 5 poems; with fiction and non-fiction, please limit the submission to 2,500 words.
  • Please only submit previously unpublished work, and though simultaneous submissions are okay, please mention it in your email. (Also, should your work be accepted elsewhere, please do let us know.)
  • All submissions should include a third-person bio and short cover note in the body of the email. The work should be attached in a single .docx or PDF file—please do not submit using OneDrive or Google Docs.
  • We aim to reply within a month of receipt; please do query us if it’s been longer than this.

Submit by email here.

If you have any queries, please contact us.

About the Journal

wildness was founded by Michelle Tudor and Peter Barnfather in 2015, and operates as an imprint of Platypus Press.