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Willow only accepts and publishes submissions from female-identified authors (to whatever extent the author identifies as female.) We are especially interested in promoting underrepresented or marginalized voices, such as women of color, impoverished women, and transwomen. We want to create a safe space for all women to express themselves, and we’re dedicated to promoting their work.

We accept visual art, poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.

We ask that you send your work as an attachment to willowlitmag@gmail.com. Include in the body a third person bio about yourself, with links to your personal website or social media of choice. In the subject line title it: Last name, First name. Title of Submission. Genre (Fiction, Poetry, ect.)

Fiction:

  • We accept submissions up to 8,000 words in length.
  • Please use some version of the Standard Manuscript Format. 12pt font, Times New Roman, double spaced.
  • Attach your submission to the email.
  • Include a short, third person bio in the body of the email. Feel free to include a link to your personal website or the social media of your choice.
  • We are open to all genres, but have a special affection for fantasy, sci-fi and horror with a literary bent. We love fabulism, slipstream and speculative fiction especially.

Nonfiction:

  • We accept submissions up to 8,000 words.
  • Please use some version of the Standard Manuscript Format. 12pt font, Times New Roman, double spaced.
  • Attach your submission to the email.
  • Include a short, third person bio in the body of the email. Feel free to include a link to your personal website or the social media of your choice.
  • We are more interested in creative non-fiction than essays, but we can be tempted to publish more academic work if its focused on critiquing and analyzing social issues that impact marginalized people.

Poetry:

  • We will consider up to five poems at a time.
  • Please use some version of the Standard Manuscript Format. 12pt font, Times New Roman, double spaced.
  • Attach your submission to the email.
  • Include a short, third person bio in the body of the email. Feel free to include a link to your personal website or the social media of your choice.
  • We like any form, but we’re drawn to poetry that has strong imagery to anchor it, and just a sprinkling or spoonful of grit to go along with its sentiment.

Visual Art:

  • We will consider six to fifteen images at a time.
  • Please send images that are 2000×1200 pixels.
  • Attach them to your email or include them in a zipped folder.
  • Include a short, third person bio in the body of the email. Feel free to include a link to your personal website or the social media of your choice.

 

We are just a fledgling magazine with a small staff. We will try to reply to all submissions within three months. If you don’t hear back from us within that time, feel free to send a query to willowlitmag@gmail.com.

Thank you for taking an interest in Willow. We hope to hear from you soon.