Word For/ Word is seeking poetry, prose, poetics, criticism, reviews, and visuals for upcoming issues. We read submissions year-round, but issue #42 is scheduled for March 2024. Please direct queries and submissions to:Word For/ Word
Email queries and submissions may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions should be a reasonable length (i.e., 3 to 6 poems, or prose between 50 and 2000 words) and include a biographical note and publication history (or at least a friendly introduction), plus an SASE with appropriate postage for a reply. A brief statement regarding the process, praxis or parole of the submitted work is encouraged, but not required. Please allow one to three months for a response. We will consider simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if any portion of it is accepted elsewhere. We do not consider previously published work.
Email submissions should be attached as a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf or .txt file. Visuals should be attached individually as .jpg, .png, .gif, or .bmp files. Please include the word "submission" in the subject line of your email.
Word For/ Word acquires exclusive first-time printing rights (online or otherwise) for all published works, which are also archived online, and may be featured in promotional materials and print editions of Word For/ Word. All other rights revert to the authors and artists after publication in Word For/ Word; however we ask that Word For/Word is acknowledged if the work is republished elsewhere.
Word For/ Word is open to all types of poetry, prose and visual art, but prefers innovative and post-avant work with an astute awareness of the materials, rhythms, trajectories and emerging forms of the contemporary. Word For/ Word is published biannually.Jonathan Minton, Editor