WTAW  Press publishes full-length books of prose (novels, memoirs, creative nonfiction, collections of stories and essays, hybrids etc.) Read more about our publishing program at our website.

We are launching the WTAW Alcove Chapbook Series Open in fall 2022. The competition is for chapbooks of unpublished prose between 20 and 48 pages in length. The winner will receive book publication, a $250 honorarium, and 25 copies of their book. All submissions will be considered for publication.

We do not publish translations, how-to or self-help books, reference texts, YA, children's literature, or poetry. Previously published or self-published books are not eligible. We accept submissions only during its open reading periods. To stay  current with our open reading periods and other news, sign up for our newsletter

We welcome submissions from writers of all backgrounds and especially encourage submissions by women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ or nonbinary gender people, persons with disabilities, and all traditionally underrepresented groups. New, emerging, and established writers are welcome.

When we are open for submissions, make certain to use the correct category for your submission.

Read and follow all guidelines carefully. Any manuscript that doesn't follow the guidelines will be automatically disqualified and any fees forfeited. 

Unless otherwise stated in the guidelines, do not provide any identifying information in your manuscript file, including the name of the file or the title of the work. WTAW Press conducts reviews in which authors and reviewers are kept anonymous. Several reviewers read each manuscript. Read more about our review process at our website.

Submissions cannot be edited once they are submitted. Manuscripts selected for publication will go through an editing process with the editors. We do not offer editorial comments on submissions. WTAW Press develops an editorial relationship with an author once they have signed a contract. Every manuscript accepted for publication receives careful, thorough, and sensitive editing, and necessitates the author's collaboration and commitment to the process. 

WTAW Press responds to every manuscript it receives at the email address you furnish in your submission. It can take time, so please be patient.

WTAW Press is committed to publishing the best work we can find, and we look forward to reading your manuscripts.


If you're so inclined to support the activities of WTAW Press, we gratefully accept. 

Please note: this is not an opportunity to submit a manuscript. 

Manuscripts are only accepted during our open reading periods and through the direct categories reserved for submissions. If you don't see any categories for submitting a manuscript, try another time. You can keep up with our open submission periods on our website and by signing up for our newsletter.

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WTAW Press