Written by Ella Peary October 14th, 2021

Woodcrest Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Helmed at Pennsylvania’s Cabrini University, Woodcrest Magazine is a selective online journal publishing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays, as well as other forms of writing and art. Woodcrest is a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Award winner, distinguishing the publication as an excellent student-run magazine. To get a sense of what they publish, you can read the journal online.

Each edition of Woodcrest features around 35 contributors, and includes work in unique categories such as satire, music, and drama. They also publish reviews of films, musical performances, and television shows.

They are only currently open to creative nonfiction and art.  Submitting authors can expect a response within three to eight months.

Although Woodcrest doesn’t give guidelines for the preferred length of submissions, they do provide some stylistic pointers. For poetry, they’re looking for both lyrical and narrative work that shows attention to language, imagery, and voice. For fiction, they want skillfully developed characters and stories with clear narrative movement. For nonfiction, they’re interested in reading lyric essays, hybrid memoirs, and writing dealing with unexpected topics. Woodcrest also offers a submission category for writing that doesn’t fit within standard genre boundaries.

Woodcrest 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. Authors should submit only once per reading period.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Woodcrest, 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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