New Call for Submissions

Manifest West #6: Women of the West

The editors of Manifest West #6: Women of the West want your best work describing and expressing this titular theme. We are seeking voices from all perspectives and walks of life in the West to contribute to our collection of poems, short stories, creative nonfiction essays, and cover artwork.

We encourage you to explore a broad understanding of the Western woman, regardless of whether it defies or reinforces expectations. We want to hear about women from every race, religion, and sexual orientation; their experiences in the culture, landscape, and geography of the West are rich and important to share together. Show us how you see all types of women and the West interacting and influencing one another.

The bulk of our literary journal is built of your writing, but for the first time, Manifest West seeks to showcase your visual art. We are seeking high-quality scans or photographs of any visual medium – drawing, painting, sculpture, and more – that reflects the theme of Women of the West for our front and back covers. Color artwork is preferred, but please feel free to submit black-and-white, as well. Our preliminary vision for the cover is a cover-proportionate set of quadrants, perhaps each showing a different woman in the West or the same woman, with each quarter of her face representing a different type of woman in the West. Please show us your take, or a different idea entirely!

We do not charge a reading fee; submission is free.

Open for submissions October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.

Ends on December 31, 2016

For creative nonfiction and essays, submissions should be 1,500-7,500 words and you may submit three pieces of nonfiction.

For all submissions, remember that your piece must relate to our theme of Women of the West in order to be considered for publication. Please include a cover letter providing us with your name and contact information, as well as a brief explanation of why you believe your piece is a fit for our upcoming issue. You may submit in each category if you wish. We also accept previously published manuscripts and artwork images, as long as the submitter holds rights to the work. We only accept electronic submissions in .doc or .docx format (for text) or .jpeg format (for images) uploaded to https://westernstatepress.submittable.com/submit, and text should be in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1-inch margins. We will be accepting submissions from October 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016. Authors whose pieces are accepted for publication will be notified by January 31, 2016, and will receive one copy of Manifest West #6 as payment. If you have any questions, please contact our editorial team at manifestwest5editors@gmail.com.

Ends on December 31, 2016

For short fiction, literary or genre stories are equally welcome - we value both art and fun and want any well-written stories that relate to our theme. Short fiction submissions should be 1,500-7,500 words and you may submit three stories.

For flash fiction, the same style guidelines as above apply and you may submit up to three flash fiction pieces totaling no more than 3,500 words combined.

For all submissions, remember that your piece must relate to our theme of Women of the West in order to be considered for publication. Please include a cover letter providing us with your name and contact information, as well as a brief explanation of why you believe your piece is a fit for our upcoming issue. You may submit in each category if you wish. We also accept previously published manuscripts and artwork images, as long as the submitter holds rights to the work. We only accept electronic submissions in .doc or .docx format (for text) or .jpeg format (for images) uploaded to https://westernstatepress.submittable.com/submit, and text should be in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1-inch margins. We will be accepting submissions from October 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016. Authors whose pieces are accepted for publication will be notified by January 31, 2016, and will receive one copy of Manifest West #6 as payment. If you have any questions, please contact our editorial team at manifestwest5editors@gmail.com.

Ends on December 31, 2016

For poetry, all forms are acceptable (including prosaic poetry), though we particularly love submissions in which form and content interact. You may submit up to 10 pages of poetry.

For all submissions, remember that your piece must relate to our theme of Women of the West in order to be considered for publication. Please include a cover letter providing us with your name and contact information, as well as a brief explanation of why you believe your piece is a fit for our upcoming issue. You may submit in each category if you wish. We also accept previously published manuscripts and artwork images, as long as the submitter holds rights to the work. We only accept electronic submissions in .doc or .docx format (for text) or .jpeg format (for images) uploaded to https://westernstatepress.submittable.com/submit, and text should be in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1-inch margins. We will be accepting submissions from October 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016. Authors whose pieces are accepted for publication will be notified by January 31, 2016, and will receive one copy of Manifest West #6 as payment. If you have any questions, please contact our editorial team at manifestwest5editors@gmail.com.

Ends on December 31, 2016

For artwork, please submit a high-quality photograph or scan of your artwork in .jpeg format. You may submit up to three such images. The final image, if chosen, must be a high-resolution 300dpi jpeg.

For all submissions, remember that your piece must relate to our theme of Women of the West in order to be considered for publication. Please include a cover letter providing us with your name and contact information, as well as a brief explanation of why you believe your piece is a fit for our upcoming issue. You may submit in each category if you wish. We also accept previously published manuscripts and artwork images, as long as the submitter holds rights to the work. We only accept electronic submissions in .doc or .docx format (for text) or .jpeg format (for images) uploaded to https://westernstatepress.submittable.com/submit, and text should be in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1-inch margins. We will be accepting submissions from October 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016. Authors whose pieces are accepted for publication will be notified by January 31, 2016, and will receive one copy of Manifest West #6 as payment. If you have any questions, please contact our editorial team at manifestwest5editors@gmail.com.