Words + Pictures comes out of the editors’ love for the written word that generates and crafts images in our minds and photographs that bring poetry to our ears, words to our lips, our pens to paper.
Words + Pictures seeks submissions of previously unpublished fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, and photography. We accept submissions February 1 – June 1. We do not subscribe to a particular aesthetic; the quality of the work is our main consideration.
We do not acknowledge receipt of submissions. Each submission should include a cover letter that lists the titles of all work included, as well as the author’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. Please note in the letter if it is a simultaneous submission, and contact the appropriate editor by email or withdraw by email immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
Send only one submission per genre at a time. If you have a pending submission, please wait for a response before submitting again. Poetry submissions are not to exceed 3-5 poems; prose should be limited to 25 pages. Please use 12 pt and double space. Photographers may send 3-5 pieces.
Send submissions via email to 7CitiesEditor@gmail.com. Prose and verse may be sent as .docx, .doc, or pdf. Please send photos as jpeg.
We make every effort to respond as quickly as possible while giving each submission the time it deserves. Our average response time for poetry, nonfiction and art is 3-5 months. After 6 months, you’re welcome to follow up with the appropriate editor. Average response time for fiction is 4-6 months; after 7 months, feel free to follow up with the fiction editor.