Teach. Write. Submission Guidelines



The Fall/Winter 2022 edition of Teach. Write.: A Writing Teachers’ Literary Journal is now available: 2022 Fall/Winter

 SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL, although I prefer writing that is either written by composition teachers and writing students OR about teaching and learning. I believe that writing students (virtually everyone has been a writing student) need to have a voice in Teach. Write. However, I do request that in your required third-person bio you include your composition teacher experience if you have any or explain the impact writing instruction has had on you. I am open to both positive and negative experiences as long as you don’t blame English teachers for everything that has gone wrong in your life.

I am open to a variety of genres and subject matter. The piece does NOT have to be about teaching or learning to be accepted in Teach. Write. I also welcome student writing.

  • No previous publication experience is necessary. I am looking for work in the following categories:
    • Flash Fiction, any theme or genre except erotica, extremely violent pieces or those laden with profanity. Under 1,000 words
    • Short Fiction, any theme or genre, 1,000-5,000 words, ditto on the exceptions
    • Poetry, any theme or genre (note exceptions above)–up to 100 lines (limit submissions to three poems, please)
    • Creative non-fiction–up to 2,000 words (same exceptions as those above)
    • Write Your Own–writing or poetry inspired by your own writing prompts that you have used successfully in class–up to 2,000 words (prose), 100 lines (poetry). Include 50-250 word prompt and/or explanation of prompt.
  • The submission period for the Spring~Summer edition is open and will close on March 1, 2023. Publication is slated for April 1, 2023.
  • Submit previously unpublished works, single-spaced, Calabri, 11 font, in one of the following formats: doc, docx or in rtf. PDF’s cannot be accepted. Email to the following address–mkwinkler56@gmail.com
  • In the subject line of your submission e-mail write the word “submission” your name, category of piece and title (Example: submission_Winkler_flash fiction_What a Life!)
  • REQUIRED! Include in your e-mail a 30-50 word third-person bio explaining your experience as a writing teacher OR explaining the impact a writing instructor has had on you.
  • NOTE: Submissions that do not follow the guidelines may be rejected without being read, so please read and follow these submission guidelines carefully.
  • I will acquire first-time and archival rights. Copyright remains with the author.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let me know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • This is a one-woman show, and I teach full-time, so I can’t pay much, but I believe writers should be paid for their work. I issue an honorarium of $15 for short stories, creative non-fiction, and essays; $10 for all other categories, upon or soon following, publication, payable via PayPal. Sorry, I can’t provide any alternate form of payment. Any donations of honorariums will go to support the programs of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.
  • If you have questions, please use the following contact form:

I look forward to reading your work!

Katie Winkler