Submit Your Work

Submissions for the Fall 2022 journal are open until October 26th.

Westwind accepts submissions of original, unpublished literary and visual artwork in any genre. We publish one digital journal in Fall, Winter, and Spring, with print copies available on demand. 

If your submission falls outside the submission period, it will roll over into the following reading period.

 

General questions may be sent to westwinducla@gmail.com

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Format the subject line of your email as [Category] Submission – [Author Name]. 

 

(For example: “Fiction Submission – Jo Bruin”​)

Submit all documents as a “.doc” or “.docx” file AND “.pdf” file. Submit all images at the highest quality possible.

 

Please include in your submission:

  1. Your name

  2. Contact email

  3. UCLA affiliation OR affiliation to the greater Los Angeles community

  4. URL to blog or website (optional)

  5. 2-3 sentence author bio

  6. How you found out about Westwind

  7. Trigger or content warnings related to your submission (if any)

 

Specific Genre Requirements

 

FICTION

Please send up to 5 individual works (up to 3500 words collectively). Excerpts from longer prose pieces are acceptable if self-contained. Send submissions and/or questions to: westwindfiction@gmail.com.

 

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Please send up to 5 individual works (up to 3500 words collectively). Excerpts from longer prose pieces are acceptable if self-contained. Prose works from all genres or non-genres are acceptable. Send submissions and/or questions to: westwindcnf@gmail.com.

POETRY

Please send up to 3 individual poems (up to 750 words collectively). All forms and styles, including experimental genres, are acceptable! Send submissions and/or questions to westwindpoetry@gmail.com.

 

ART

Please send up to 5 digital images of artwork of any kind, in any medium, and include a medium/ materials/ process statement for each piece. Alternative, non-traditional, and mixed-media artwork is acceptable and encouraged. Musical compositions and recordings may be sent as a soundcloud or mp3 link. Artist statement for submissions is optional but encouraged. Send submissions and/or questions to westwindarts@gmail.com.

 

BLOG

Please send up to 3 pieces of any article genre (cultural criticism, longform review, etc.). While we accept submissions of any length, most of our published pieces run between 1000-1500 words. Send submissions and/or questions to: westwinducla@gmail.com

(hybrid pieces may be sent to whichever email seems most fitting)
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Illustrations by Moe Miller