We welcome submissions to The Magazine and to Writers on Writing! You don’t need to be one of our students to submit, nor do you need to be an experienced writer. We may take time to turn your piece around (that is, to ask for revisions, edit the revised version, and finally publish the finished product) so that we can be sure that the best version of your work is the one that comes forward. This is a website geared around creating positivity, but we are absolutely interested in your writing about setbacks and even tragedies. If you don’t know if your work would be a good ‘fit’ for our site (or if you don’t know if it should go in The Magazine or Writers on Writing) please don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you are thinking about submitting a piece of writing, you may be wondering what the guidelines for submission are. The main one is: let’s talk. Let us know you want to submit a piece. Show it to us. If it’s too long we’ll publish it in installments. If it’s a bit thin, we’ll find a way to make it stronger. We’ll publish almost anything if it’s good writing (subject to the editorial policy*).
If you’re submitting a draft to us, include an image you’d like to appear alongside your work. It doesn’t have to be a picture of you, but it can be. Make sure you have the rights to the photo–a picture you yourself took, something with a Creative Commons license, etc.
If you want to come up with the title yourself, be sure to include that; if not, let us know and we’ll come up with one, or help you come up with one.