Fifth Wednesday Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


From us, the editors, to you, the artist, poet, writer:

Thank you for considering Fifth Wednesday Journal as a home for your work. The guidelines below are intended to facilitate our work as we process yours to a final decision. We urge you to follow them carefully.

All submissions to Fifth Wednesday Journal must be original, unpublished work in English. We welcome simultaneous submissions with the understanding that you will inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We recommend that writers familiarize themselves with FWJ before submitting their work. Selections from previous issues are available for guidance at the “Selections” section on the FWJ website. E-mail us for information about discounted copies of back issues.

Prose should be double-spaced and include a word count, and poetry should be formatted as the poet wishes it to appear in print. Multiple poems should be submitted together in a single document, each poem starting on a fresh page. All submissions should be paginated, in 12-point type, and with at least a one-inch margin on all sides. Please remove all contact information and cover letters from the manuscript before submitting. Include information about yourself (a publication history limited to five, do not include self-published work, educational background, etc.) in the cover letter/biography field of the submission form. Please also use this space to indicate if you are sending a simultaneous submission.

By submitting your work to FWJ, you indicate your consent for us to publish your work in our print journal. FWJ acquires first North American serial rights. After publication, all rights revert to the author. If we’d like to use your work in any other manner, we will contact you for permission.



Fifth Wednesday Journal