Call for Submissions

By on Feb 19, 2014 in Blog

Since moving to a weekly format last year, Wild Violet has completely burned through our backlog. In addition, submissions slowed down over the holiday season, so we are moving temporarily to a biweekly format.

Please get the word out to any appropriate forums, letting them know that we are actively seeking poetry, fiction, artwork, photography, humor, flash fiction, and more. For full details, visit our submissions page. We hope to be back to a weekly format by spring!


Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry, keeps an online journal, and is working on a book, Belated Mommy: How to Cope With Being an Older Mom. Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs; her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags (which she plans to update this year); her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life; and her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, can all be ordered from her Web site, She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative third grader, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.


  1. My name is Lisa Anina Berman. I have my M.A. in English and have published a book of poetry called “SaltWild” Here is a poem I wrote a few years back and am hoping to get published. Please let me know what you think.
    Much respect.

    Santa Cruz

    temporary imprints of ourselves–
    lost and found in the sand.

    Whirling seagulls,
    squealing children,
    doped in the moment
    by the calm of your hand.

    At the water,
    the waves drew us out–
    bubbles forming a heart,
    popping in the sand.

    At low tide,
    awed by its stench
    a dead sea lion
    drew us in,
    to us.

    Mother and sons,
    making footprints and memories
    Minus one.

  2. To submit your work to Wild Violet, please follow the instructions on our Submissions page: