Willows Wept Review seeks writing that explores, celebrates, interrogates, and/or problematizes the relationship between human beings and the natural world.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify the editors as soon as possible if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
We occasionally publish reprints of work that was published in a print journal at least one year ago. Please indicate the journal and all other relevant information, including the issue number and date, in your submission. We do not publish reprints of work published online. (We do not consider work included on personal websites to be “published online.”)
Response times vary but are usually no longer than a month.
When we publish work, we ask that writers grant us exclusive publication rights for forty-five days from the date of publication. After that, we ask for non-exclusive publication rights so that we can maintain an archive of our issues online and so that we can continue to sell back issues of the print version of the journal. We also ask for rights to include work in possible later Best of or Annual editions, either online or in print.
In all cases, we ask that writers acknowledge Willows Wept Review in the event that their work is later reprinted elsewhere.
If everything in the world worked the way we liked, we’d offer you truckloads of money upon publication of your work. Or we’d offer you a world in which truckloads of money didn’t matter. But things being what they are, we can’t offer you payment for your work. Only gratitude and admiration.
Ready to submit?
Send submissions to editor [at] willowswept [dot] com following these guidelines.
- Poetry: Send up to five poems in separate PDF attachments in a single email. Indicate “Poetry Submission” in the subject line of your email.
- Prose: Send your story as a PDF attachment. Indicate “Short Fiction Submission” or “Creative Nonfiction Submission” in the subject line of your email.
- Images: Send submissions for our cover as a high-resolution JPG attachment. Finished print copies of the journal are 8.25 x 10.75, so images need to be of sufficient resolution to scale to at least 8.5 x 11 and should include space for the journal’s title and issue information to appear at the top or bottom of the cover. Indicate “Cover Art Submission” in the subject line of your email.