Submissions

**PLEASE NOTE ~ poems and other works that have static forms and/or pictures will be uploaded as a photograph to retain the integrity of the form and line breaks. **

Submission periods

  • Jan – Feb for Spring issue
  • April – May for Summer issue
  • July – Aug for Fall issue
  • Oct – Nov for Winter issue

Poetry

Up to four poems, 20 lines or less, send as pdf to ensure any concrete poetry or poetry utilizing visual aspects comes through as needed for publication.

You must utilize the literary device imagery. If a specific poetry form is used, place the word “Poetry” and add the form type in the subject line of the email.

Within the body of the email, include a 100 word or less bio and appropriate links to your website, if you have one.

Flash Fiction

Two submissions allowed, 800 words or less, double spaced and sent as a pdf to preserve visual elements, if any, and other parameters such as paragraph breaks, etc. The literary device imagery must be utilized. Place the genre within the body of the email.

Place the word “Fiction” in the subject line of the email.

Within the body of the email, include a 100 word or less bio and appropriate links to your website, if you have one.

Creative Non-Fiction/Personal Essay

800 words or less, double spaced and sent as a pdf to preserve any visual elements, if any, and other parameters such as paragraph breaks, etc. The literary device imagery must be utilized. Please utilize initials instead of names within the body of work to protect anonymity where appropriate.

Place the initials “CNF”, “Essay”, or “Memoir” in the subject line of the email.

Within the body of the email, include a 100 word or less bio and links to your website, if you have one.

Video and Sound Files

Must be five minutes or less and exhibit a CLEAR use of the literary device imagery, or analogous in some manner. Send videos and sound bites as a link or they will be uploaded (with proper credits) to the Word Doodles SoundCloud or YouTube playlist. If already uploaded, it will be added to the playlist as well. Examples of platforms are YouTube and SoundCloud.

Within the body of the email, include a 100 word or less bio and links to your website, if you have one.

Place the words “Audio/Video” in the subject line of the email.

Art and Photography

Send up to 4 entries as a JPEG. Incorporate words into the work.

Within the body of the email, include a 100 word or less bio and links to your website, if you have one.

Send all submissions to worddoodleslitmag@gmail.com

~ Any notes sent in the email about the work are open to being published as “Author notes” along with the accepted submission.

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