WTAW  Press accepts submissions only during its open reading periods. To stay  current with our open reading periods and other news, sign up for our newsletter here.

​The 2019 open reading period will run April 15 - July 15, 2019.

WTAW  Press publishes full-length books of prose (novels, memoirs, creative  nonfiction, collections of stories and essays, hybrids etc.) We welcome  submissions from writers of all backgrounds and encourage submissions by  women, minorities, LGBTQ or non-binary gender people, persons with  disabilities, and other traditionally-underrepresented groups. We want  to publish books that show us more things on heaven and earth than we  have dreamt of.

We  do not publish how-to or self-help books, reference texts, YA, or  children's literature. At this time we are not publishing poetry.

We will accept work only through our submission manager.  The submission manager will accept submissions only during the dates of  the open reading period. There is a $28 fee. WTAW Press is a 501(c)(3)  non-profit organization. Fees support WTAW Press’s commitment to  producing quality literary works, supporting authors, and doing all we  can to bring our books to the attention of the readers they deserve.

The open reading period for unpublished manuscripts will run June 1 - June 30, 2018.
WTAW Press publishes full-length books of prose (novels, memoirs, creative nonfiction, collections of stories and essays, and so on). We welcome submissions from writers unpublished, extensively published, and in between. We don't privilege one aesthetic over another: we want to publish books that show us more on heaven and earth than we have dreamt of.


We do not publish how-to or self-help books, reference texts, translations, young adult or children's literature. At this time we are not publishing poetry.

We will accept work only through our submission manager. There is a $28 fee. WTAW Press is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Fees support WTAW Press’s commitment to producing quality literary works, supporting authors, and doing all we can to bring our books to the attention of the readers they deserve.

Submissions will be read anonymously. Check and double-check that you have not included your name anywhere on your manuscript. Manuscripts containing identifying information will not be read and will be automatically disqualified.

Although the manuscript in its entirety must be previously unpublished, individual portions that have appeared in other venues should be credited as such. In the case of collections, we prefer that a substantial part of the manuscript be unpublished.

Simultaneous submissions are invited, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Writers may submit more than one manuscript, but a separate reading fee must accompany each manuscript.

​Submit your full book-length manuscript as a Microsoft Word .doc or. docx file in standard manuscript format (12-point standard font, double spaced, at least 1 inch margins) with numbered pages.

Include a cover letter on the submission manager in the field where it's requested with:
 

  • Your contact information (address, phone, email)
  • The work’s title and total word count
  • List of credits for any previously published portions
  • Indication if the manuscript is submitted simultaneously
  • A brief biography
  • Where you heard of the call for submissions/open reading period

 Please note: the editor does not offer editorial comments on submissions and considers herself to be a reader only until she signs a contract with an author. At that point, she and the author will develop an editorial relationship. Peg Alford Pursell is an active editor and each project will be developed as if it were her own treasured baby. WTAW Press is committed to publishing the best work we can find and looks forward to reading your manuscripts.

If you're so inclined to support the activities of WTAW Press, we gladly accept. This is not an opportunity to submit a manuscript. Manuscripts are only accepted during our open reading periods. You can stay up on submission periods by signing up for our newsletter. Thank you for your support!
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