We are currently accepting submissions of untamed literature with an edge on a rolling basis for our e-zine RESTLESS.

We are currently CLOSED to submissions for print chapbooks. We are temporarily closed to submissions for serials while we catch up on our back log. If you submitted to our serial category in 2015, we will get you a response as soon as we can.

For all categories, think prose that makes you want to get up and walk across the country, characters that make you want to shout at the pages in front of you, settings that make you want to run through them.

A brief cover letter containing a third-person bio and a headshot is required. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please withdraw your piece immediately using Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere (and congratulations!). Note: If you sent us multiple pieces and only one was accepted elsewhere, please add a note in Submittable instead of withdrawing the entire submission.

Multiple submissions are NOT okay. Please wait to hear back from us before submitting more work.

We will do our best to respond to submissions within one month. If you haven’t heard from us after a month, you may query editor [at] wildagepress.com on the status of your submission.

Wild Age Press seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry written by African American and Black authors for a special Black Lives Matter issue. This issue will be guest edited by Katrina Otuonye and will run this winter.

The theme can be interpreted broadly, but we are specifically looking to publish work by African American and Black authors. Everyone else: We love you too, and our general submissions will open up again on September 15.

Submissions for this special issue will be accepted until September 15.

For prose: Send up to 3,000 words or up to three flash pieces totaling no more than 3,000 words. Please double-space your documents. If sending multiple pieces, please include them all in one document.

For poetry: Send up to five poems totaling no more than ten pages. If sending multiple pieces, please include them all in one document.

See our general guidelines above for the style and tone we usually look for. Wild Age Press editors will read every submission and send our favorites onto our guest editor for final selection.

Please include your contact information including email address, short third-person bio, and headshot with your submission.

About Katrina: Katrina Otuonye is a writer and editor from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She thought she'd make it as a medical doctor, before she realized she wouldn't get to hang around with Dick Van Dyke and solve crimes on "Diagnosis: Murder." Her interests in public health and bioethics, along with her preoccupation with fairness, led her to writing extensive lab reports instead of doing actual lab work. She graduated with an Honors BA in Creative Writing from the University of Tennessee and holds an MFA from Chatham University in Pittsburgh.

Katrina now works at Meharry Medical College at the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Her creative writing focuses mainly on intersections of race and culture, but she is also known to write about Batman, health disparities, traveling, and her spotty karaoke skills. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Litro Magazine, The Feminist Wire, Atticus Review, and The Toast, among others. She is currently hard at work procrastinating on a novel and a collection of creative nonfiction. You can find her collecting quotes and posting links on Tumblr and Twitter or tinkering on her website: katrinaotuonye.com.

Your $5 guarantees a response in 48 hours or less and helps us defray the cost of running Wild Age Press and RESTLESS.

Submission guidelines are the same:

Submit no more than three stories of 750 words or fewer; three poems of one page or fewer; or one piece of work for serialization in the same document. Include a publication-ready third-person bio and headshot with your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are okay, multiple submissions are not. Please wait until you hear from us to submit more work.