Written by Ella Peary August 12th, 2021

The Woolf: Now Seeking Submissions

The Woolf—an online literary journal of micro and flash fiction, short stories, nonfiction, poetry, and multimedia art—is seeking submissions for a new edition that will mark their return from a two-year hiatus. Before closing in 2019, The Woolf had been published for nearly seven years. Now they’re back, with a plan to publish more mixed media work, as well as writing with more mystery. For their relaunch issue, they’re looking for “howl worthy words.”

The Woolf is helmed in Switzerland and publishes writing from around the world. Right now through September 15, they’re seeking submissions for their relaunch issue.

Authors of fiction may submit up to five micros, 100 words or fewer each, or one flash, 800 words or fewer. The Woolf also accepts short stories, 3,000 words or fewer. Authors of creative nonfiction may submit one piece, up to 3,000 words. Poets may submit one poem, 50 lines or fewer. The Woolf reads submissions blind.

Although not required, poets and authors of micro fiction may include an audio recording of the submitted text. The Woolf also accepts films up to 21 seconds long, as well as photographs and illustrations.

The Woolf nominates authors published in the journal for a number of international awards and promotes each piece.

The Woolf accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. The do not accept previously published work.

The Woolf only accepts submissions that adhere to the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to The Woolf, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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