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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Willawaw Journal submission window is open

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The current prompt is from Poet Laureate Joanne Townsend, “Somewhere near Odessa, 1900.” The editor invites you to explore your departure(s) to points unknown, whether as an immigrant, asylum seeker, climate refugee, or perhaps a college student or “empty-nester.” We are a planet of moving populations, now more than ever. Please share your story. (General Submissions are always welcome.)

How to Submit?

Poetry and Art Submission Guidelines

Please send up to five poems (previously unpublished)  or up to three images of original artwork (Convert to modest resolution jpeg before you send.) Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please notify us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else.  For prose poetry, please limit to 500 words or less.

To submit, please email your poems or images to this address:  submissions@willawawjournal.com:

POETS should include up to five poems in the body of the email.

ARTISTS should attach their images to the email, include materials and dimensions, and a brief artist’s statement (optional).


  • Include your name in the subject line
  • Indicate if you want to use initials or a different name to credit your poem or artwork.
  • Include a short bio. (25-75 words) with no more than one link to other work. It would please the editor if you placed yourself on the world map (state, region, country, etc.). If you send more than 75 words or more than one link, the editor may refuse the submission or will take the material into her own hands–beware!

The journal is free to all and there are no reading fees! Unfortunately, there is no payment to contributors at this time.