Written by Ella Peary October 7th, 2021

Welter Online: Now Seeking Submissions

Welter, produced by the University of Baltimore, has been publishing quality poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for 55 years. They publish both online and in print, and right now they’re seeking submissions for their online journal. The deadline to submit is October 19th. Welter showcases both emerging and established authors from around the world.

The print edition of Welter is published annually in the spring, while the online journal is published regularly throughout the year. To get a sense of what they publish, you can read their online content for free.

To submit to Welter’s online journal, poets may send up to three poems. Authors of fiction or nonfiction may submit one story or essay, 2,500 words or fewer.

Welter is also holding a micro writing contest called “100 Words for $100.” Authors may submit one flash—fiction or nonfiction—or one micro poem, 100 words or fewer. Welter is especially interested in submissions that address the theme of “Home,” but they’ll consider writing on any theme. The winner of the contest will receive $100. It’s free to submit.

Welter reads submissions blind, which makes them a great venue for unpublished authors. All authors should take care to remove identifying information from submitted writing.

Welter accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They only accept submissions that adhere to the guidelines they’ve posted online, so please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Welter, 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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