fws: international journal of literature & art

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We are currently reading for the Fall 2022 issue, woodlands & elementals: nature, spirits, magic, myth: moss, moisture, fungi, toads, nematodes, mushrooms, humus, rot, soil, leaves, bark, understory, bear, serpent, bird, hike, lost, trail, snogging, microbial, mycorrhizal, mystery, nymph, dryad, gnome, caldron, circle dance, alchemy, enchantment, fairies, fantasy, trolls, elves, unicorns, Boabab, Bodhi, Yew, Artemis, Gaia, Mother.

I suggest you spend a few minutes reading past issues of fsw before submitting to familiarize yourself with our preferences. Here is the skin issue from Fall of 2019 and here is the renga issue from Spring of 2020. Enjoy! Be sure to read the MSSP general guides on Submittable, as well.

Please submit from one to three poems or one piece of short fiction or creative non-fiction in one .docx file using the titles of your submission as the file name. Use single-spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt. font. Please do not put any identifiers inside the file itself. Please do not use any special formatting except as it is necessary for elucidating the poem’s meaning and or style. Poems may be of any length on the theme. The prose or CNF should be no more than 2,000 words.

If you are submitting a work of art, please submit a jpeg with an artist’s statement about the image in the artist’s statement section. If we choose your work for publication, we will ask for a print-ready image (large file) at that time.

For the first time, I have added a small reading fee to the submissions process. This is simply to help allay the cost of maintaining this website and fws. If, for any reason, you would like to submit to fws, but cannot pay the fee, please send me an email via the contact link in the menu above and let me know. These are hard times and for some, even a small fee is too much. I understand.

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