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Submission Guidelines

Wraparound South accepts unsolicited submissions of poems, fiction, creative nonfiction, mixed genre works, and interviews that are previously unpublished literary works between August 1st through October 20th for our Fall/Winter issue, and between January 1st to March 20th for our Spring/Summer issue. We encourage reading our editor letter and earlier issues in our journal to get a feel for the type of work we publish. We will only consider work that has not been previously published either in print or online, unless we specifically solicit it.

Writers should limit submissions to 3 poems, one story, or one essay preferably under 7,000 words. Wraparound South also considers audio and video literature, art and photography, mixed genres, hybrid forms, graphic novelettes and all things innovative. Please only send one submission under each genre per reading period. Our response time is about 4 – 6 weeks.

We no longer accept email submissions.  We are now charging a nominal processing fee  per submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and audio video/mixed media works.  The fee helps us to defray the cost of maintaining the website. We also hope to be able to pay our contributors in the near future. Interviews and book reviews as well as art and photography submissions will continue to be reviewed without a processing fee.


Wraparound South requires exclusive electronic rights to all accepted work(s) for six (6) months after publication and non-exclusive rights indefinitely so we may include it in our online archives,  ebooks, podcasts and other digitally collected works.  Furthermore, Wraparound South requires non-exclusive print rights for any book or anthology consisting of material at least 50% of which previously appeared in Wraparound South, and which includes works by more than three or more contributors.

By submitting work(s) to Wraparound South, the Author warrants that he or she is the sole author of the Work;  and has full power to enter into this agreement and to make the grants herein contained; that the Work is original or any prior publication of the Work in whole or in part has been fully disclosed in advance; that the Work does not violate the right of privacy of any person; that, to the Author’s knowledge, it is not libelous or obscene and contains no matter which is libelous, in violation of any right of privacy, harmful to the user or any third party so as to subject Wraparound South to liability or otherwise contrary to law; and that it does not infringe upon any copyright or upon any other proprietary or personal right of any person, firm or corporation.

For more information, please see our standard contract.