About and Submissions

WORDPEACE is a semi-annual digital project of literary response to world events in the spirit of promoting peace, hope and justice for all people. We are looking for previously unpublished essays, interviews, fiction and poetry (or mixed media) to publish which reflect this aim. We welcome international, LGBTQ+, BIPOC and diverse voices. We want work that asks for positive change and is forward thinking. We publish writing that takes a stand against corruption and greed, brutality, genocide, and oligarchy.

Wordpeace is featuring poems, fiction, essays and artwork for a special section of the spring/summer 2023 issue. We’d like to give space to the losses due to Roe being overturned but also the backing away of civil society from the extension of autonomy to trans people. Future special sections will be announced here and on our Facebook page.

We publish semi-annually, with submissions open in February/March (for August/September publication) and August/September (for February / March publication). Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as you let us know right away if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

Submissions will be open throughout the months of February-March  and August-September.



Questions? Contact us at wordpeace.editors@gmail.com. Please submit through the Submittable link above only.

I had no time to hate, because
The grave would hinder me,
And life was not so ample I
Could finish enmity.

Nor had I time to love, but since
Some industry must be,
The little toil of love, I thought,
Was large enough for me.

- Emily Dickinson