Submission Guidelines

In our stories, we crave the wild, weird, wonderful, and witty. Make us laugh, make us cry, surprise and shock us. Make us feel something. After all, isn’t that what writing is for?

We are currently accepting submissions for our debut online literary magazine, Winter Solstice, which will be published on December 21, 2018.

Submissions will close on Hallow’s Eve – October 31, 2018

Our next reading period will run from January 5, 2019 to May 18, 2019 for Summer Solstice, Volume 1 exclusively featuring writers between the ages of 13-20.

We pay $15 per piece, and we buy first North American serial rights. Payments are made through PayPal on the date of publication. All rights revert to the author upon publication.

Pieces and bios accepted for publication will be edited for any grammatical errors.

We do not charge submission fees.

Multiple submissions are allowed, but they must be in different genres. For example, you may not submit two fiction pieces, but you may submit a piece of fiction and a poem. If you are submitting more than one piece, please send each document in separate emails. Details for genres are listed below.

We allow simultaneous submissions. Please inform us if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

Work must be your own and not previously published, including on personal blogs.

TO SUBMIT

Email all submissions to wppmag@gmail.com in docx format. For visual art and cartoon submissions, send in jpeg, jpg, png, or pdf.

Put your name, title of piece, and category in the email subject line. Submissions will be read blindly, so please make sure your name does not appear anywhere on the document.

Include your short bio and PayPal email address in the body of the email.

We do not accept mailed submissions.

We will do our best to respond within 90 days.

CATEGORIES FOR SUBMISSION

Fiction & Young Adult
Submit one short story, maximum of 6,000 words or three flash fiction pieces in separate documents. We accept literary and genre fiction, including fantasy, horror, sci-fi, mystery, etc. We do not accept erotica, fan fiction, or novel excerpts (unless the excerpt reads as a complete story).

Poetry
Submit a maximum of three poems in separate documents. 

Creative Nonfiction
Submit one creative nonfiction piece, maximum of 5,000 words. No academic essays, book reviews, or interviews, please.

Visual Art & Cartoons
Submit one visual art piece or up to ten cartoons as separate documents in jpeg, jpg, png, or pdf. No pornographic or gory images.