CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

WELL READ is looking for submissions from writers who have stories to tell. We want to combine new and established voices from diverse backgrounds and celebrate different perspectives. We want writers who aren’t afraid to shake things up, speak their mind, and share their humanity.

Reading period for publication in WELL READ Magazine’s January, February, and March 2023 issues will be: December 1st through December 15th, 2022.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Prose

Contributors should include only one short story or essay per submission. Please submit one short story or essay up to 3,000 words in length. All work must be typed (preferably in 12 point, Times New Roman), double-spaced, and paginated. Include the title of your work and the total word count on your manuscript.

Flash Fiction

Contributors should include only one piece of flash fiction per submission. Please submit one flash fiction piece up to 1,000 words in length. All work must be typed (preferably in 12 point, Times New Roman), double-spaced, and paginated. Include the title of your work and the total word count on your manuscript.

Poetry

Contributors should include only one poem per submission. Please only send us one submission per reading period. All work must be typed (preferably in 12 point, Times New Roman), and single-spaced (not including stanza breaks). Include the title of your work on your manuscript. 

Visual Art

Contributors may include up to three photographs or one piece of digital art per submission. Please only send us one submission per reading period. The acceptable file types are JPEG, PNG, or PDF.

How to submit and more information:

Please compose the subject of your e-mail as:  Submission for Jan-Feb-March consideration/Your Last Name

Please include a brief – 3rd person – author bio of 3-4 sentences (150 words or less).

Send to wellreadsubmissions@gmail.com before December 16th for consideration.

We are very excited to publish first time unpublished authors, but previously published works are accepted for this project AS LONG as you own the rights. Authors who are published in WELL READ retain all rights to their work.

All submissions will be read with enthusiasm. Submissions selected for publication in January’s issue will be notified before or on January 1st, submissions selected for publication in February’s issue will be notified on or before February 1st, submissions selected for publication in March’s issue will be notified on or before March 1st, and all other submissions will be notified as soon as possible.

There is no submission/reader fee.

WELL READ cannot offer payment for publication at this time.