The Woodward Review

Submissions Open January 15 


GeneralWe invite all writers, poets, artists, and in-between to submit work that challenges the state of things, or states the challenges of things, that grapples with both the big and small. Submissions in any category from writers and artists living in or with roots in the city will be including in our Detroit Folio (for our first issue, we're featuring writers from the InsideOut Literary Arts program). Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know in your cover letter.

PoetryWe're looking for work that explodes or implodes the potentiality of language. From confessional to conceptual, send poetry that crosses boundaries, upends expectations, and reimagines what the form can do. The length of each poem is at the poet’s discretion. You can submit up to five poems.

ProseWe value stories that try to grapple with the very little and the very big, that challenge the state of things or try to state the challenges. In addition to fiction, creative nonfiction submissions can be personal essay, memoir, researched narrative...but save more formal essays for our Reviews & Responses editors. We also welcome any writing that makes us wonder what it should be called. Up to 5,000 words.

Art, Hybrid, & Digital MediaWe want any art in any modality that expresses who you are and why that matters, hybrid art/word forms that offer their own contradictions, and digital media for anything that can't be understood in a static frame. Send us sculptures and installations, paintings and sketches, designs and deconstructions, photography and videos; we’re also interested in forms that combine the written word with any of the above. Up to ten pages/images.

Reviews & ResponsesReaders and prior contributors can submit creative or critical work that reflects, reviews, or responds to pieces published and highlighted in TWR. Share your thoughts, theories, opinions, emotions, experiences, synesthesic translations, and anything else. Up to 2,500 words or five pages/images.



Thanks to the Wayne State Dean of Students Office, we're able to pay all contributors $25. If you have any questions or want to reach out to the editors, find us at woodwardreview@wayne.edu. 

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Submit up to five poems of any length as .doc, .docx, or .pdf

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Submit up to 5,000 words of fiction or nonfiction prose as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf. If submitting flash, up to three pieces under 500 words each.

Submit up to 10 pages or pieces, in a high-resolution file format.

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