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.

We charge a small submission fee to help cover the costs of Submittable, but will offer fee-free submissions in January and July.

Your $5 guarantees a response in one week and helps us defray the cost of running Wild Age Press and RESTLESS. You also have the option of purchasing a copy of RESTLESS Year One, which helps support the press and the authors we publish.

Submission guidelines are the same:

Submit no more than three stories of 750 words or fewer or three poems, each one page or less. 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.

Submit up to three stories of 750 words or less OR up to three poems of one page or less in the same document. Include a publication-ready third-person bio and headshot with your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are okay, multiple submissions are not. Response time is one month.

You have the option of purchasing a copy of RESTLESS Volume One and getting free shipping with your submission.