Submission Guidelines

ISSUE II Submissions open! [April 15 – June 15, 2021]

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Walled City Journal (previously called Walled City Literary Review) is a quarterly magazine containing poetry, prose, and hybrids. We want work that makes us feel something, and writing that is thoughtful-provoking and powerful. 

We do not accept pieces that marginalise communities or engage in promoting any one of the negative -isms (e.g. racism, sexism). 

We do accept work that’s close to your heart, moves you, allows you to love yourself a little bit more. 

We ONLY accept previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are OKAY, just let us know as soon as its accepted somewhere else.

We provide free, solicited general feedback of 50-words on every submission.

SUBMISSION FORMAT

Send us your work using Google Forms linked under each category. You may submit to all three categories, but kindly do not submit to each category more than once during a reading period. 

We accept simultaneous submissions as long as you inform us upon acceptance from the other magazines immediately.

RESPONSE TIME & PAYMENT

Our standard reply time is 2 weeks after submission date.

We are a not a paid publication but would show off your work on all our platforms!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at walledcityjournal@gmail.com

RIGHTS 

We acquire First Serial Rights to the works that we accept for publication. Upon acceptance, your piece may not appear anywhere else until we publish it—at which point the rights revert back to you, the contributor.
 
Please credit The Walled City Journal as first publisher when you republish work that originated with us. We also reserve the right to archive, reprint, and of course promote your writing or art. 
 

USE THE FOLLOWING FORMS FOR FREE REGULAR SUBMISSIONS.

Poetry

1-5 poems, all in the same doc with clearly stated titles

Prose

1-3 fictional/CNF, must be under 1000 words with clearly stated titles

Expedited Responses & Responses with Feedback

If you are interested in receiving expedited response, response with editorial feedback, expedited response with editorial feedback, OR one-on-one editing session with an editor, we have just the thing for you.

To avail these services, we charge a small fee. We use this money to keep our website running and tip our team members.

Select one of the following options, and visit our ko-fi page to make a donation. 

 

$5 USD for 24-hour response

$5 USD for editorial feedback 

$10 USD for 24-response with editorial feedback

$15 USD for ONE 30-minutes one-on-one editing session with an editor  

All paid submissions MUST be made using the form below.

PROCEDURE FOR PAID SUBMISSIONS

  1. Make the payment here. [Mention your name]
  1. Paid submissions [all genres] here:

Issues

ISSUE I [March, 2021]