The 2017 reading period runs June 15 through September 15, 2017.
WTAW Press publishes full-length books of prose (novels, memoirs, creative nonfiction, collections of stories and essays, etc.). Additionally, opening chapters, stories, or essays of full-length manuscripts that show promise may be selected for publication in the WTAW Press Features Chapbook Series. We do not publish how-to or self-help books, reference texts, or children's literature. At this time we are not publishing poetry.
We welcome submissions from writers unpublished, extensively published, and in between.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 things on heaven and earth than we have dreamt of.We 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.
All submissions are read anonymously. 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Although the manuscript in its entirety must be previously unpublished, individual portions that have appeared in other venues should be credited as such.
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. Do not submit a lone chapter, story, or essay; The WTAW Press Features Chapbook Series draws from full book-length manuscripts only.
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
WTAW Press will respond by the end of December 2017. Please note: editors do not offer editorial comments on submissions. We consider ourselves to be readers only until we sign a contract with an author. At that point, we develop an editorial relationship with the author.
We are committed to publishing the best work we can find and look forward to reading your manuscripts.