The goal of Wild Violet, an online quarterly literary magazine, is to challenge and uplift the reader, and to provide a creative outlet for writers and artists. It's time to "democratize" the arts and make them more accessible to the mainstream; the Internet is an ideal way to do so.
We are not
a commercial enterprise, so payment is in the form of a bio on the contributors
page and a link to your site (if you have one). All materials must be
is accepting submissions in:
We respond to all submissions; because of the volume of submissions, it may be several months before you receive a decision. Comments on submissions will be given if requested.
All submissions should be sent either e-mail via: email@example.com
Or by mail to:
Please include a biographical paragraph.
There is no length limit for fiction, but we may ask to serialize longer stories (more than 11,000 words). Essays should be 3,000 words or less. There is no line limit for poetry.
While we will consider a range of styles and subject material, we are not interested in violence that serves no purpose, works written for shock value alone, or anything overly flowery, plagiarized, or racist. Read through the issues on the site to get a better idea of what we accept.
submissions (essays, poems, fiction, etc.) should be either included in
the body of the e-mail or sent as a separate text file (either as a .txt
file or as a Microsoft Word file). Those sending a .txt file can indicate
italics using the following method:
Artwork or photography should be e-mailed as an attachment. All standard image extensions are acceptable (.GIF, .JPG, .TIFF). Resolution need be no higher than 72 dpi, but you can send a higher resolution image and we will adjust it before publication. If the file is too large to send, try reducing the dimensions of the image. We also accept Winzip or Netzip files.
is published four times a year. The deadline for each issue is one month
before the issue publication date, as follows:
Any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.