Submission Guidelines

The WAiF Project seeks submissions that are equal parts personal anthropology and creative narrative. We look for stories that are well-crafted and thought-provoking, and publish narratives that are honest, frank, and radically self-aware in their reflection on places, people, and situations. This publication envisions itself a forum where the content addressed in the stories themselves is as important as the way in which they're communicated. We are interested in universal themes found in individual experience, and want to hear about the lessons that are hardest fought. We are not interested in bias, political manifestos, or opinion. But if you have an insight learned through experience, we want to hear about that experience. 


Professional writers, life-long journalers, emerging writers, and “I don’t” writers are all encouraged to submit and participate.


  • Publication is online in thematic, bi-annual issues, released in Spring and Fall.

  • All forms of creative narrative are accepted, as long as it is a true story --- long form, short form, personal essay, graphic narrative (i.e. illustration, comic art), poetic prose, et cetera. Show us your unique style.

  • Max 2500 words.

  • All submissions must have a title to be published.

  • Images, artwork, or photography to accompany words are welcome and encouraged, but ultimately published at the discretion of WAiF. Please include appropriate credits with any images (JPG, no larger than 2MB).​​

  • Submission does not guarantee publication.

  • Submissions are currently accepted in English only.

  • Notification of accepted submissions can be expected within 2 months after the submission deadline.

Don't hesitate to contact us for any reason!




Send your written submission as an attached Word or Google Doc to editors @

Please use the format "last name_title of your piece" as the name of your attached file, and note in your email if this submission has been previously published elsewhere (and where).

Current Call for Submissions: closed until June 2019

Submission Deadline: n/a


WAiF accepts previously published works from personal blogs and other nonexclusive rights publications. Forwarding credits will be given to each such reprinted submission. WAiF also accepts first-time publications, and appreciates forwarding credits for any works republished elsewhere. WAiF does not accept works currently published elsewhere.


WAiF editorial staff may make suggestions on submissions for copyediting purposes, and reserves the right to deny publication for works that ultimately do not meet standards set by its editors.


By submitting to The WAiF Project, authors agree to allow WAiF to distribute their work on all associated social media pages for promotional purposes, including (but not limited to) its Medium, Facebook, and Twitter pages.