Teach. Write. Submission Guidelines

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The Spring/Summer 2019 edition of Teach. Write.: A Writing Teachers’ Literary Journal. is now available.

I have opened UP SUBMISSIONS TO ALL. I realize that writing students (virtually everyone has been a writing student) as well as teachers need to have a voice in Teach. Write. However, I do request that in your required third person bio that 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 writers don’t blame English teachers for everything that has gone wrong in their lives.

  •  No previous publication experience 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,ooo 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
    • 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.
  • Submissions for the Fall/Winter 2019 issue are being accepted until  August 1, 2019.
  • Submit previously unpublished works–single-spaced (no extra spacing), Times New Roman/12-point font, doc, docx or in rtf to the following e-mail–mkwinkler56@gmail.com.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 50-100 word third-person bio explaining your experience as a writing teacher OR explaining the impact writing instruction has had on you.  .
  • 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, so I can’t pay much, but I believe writers should be paid for their work, so I’m offering a token payment of $10 for short stories, $5 for all other categories, upon publication, payable via PayPal.
  • The primary reasons for rejection are not following the guidelines and poor editing. If you have questions, please use the following contact form: