Written by Ella Peary March 19th, 2020

Yellow Arrow Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Yellow Arrow is a nontraditional publisher producing a hand-bound journal of poetry, creative nonfiction, and book reviews written by authors who identify as women.

They see creativity as an act of service and a path toward communal empathy. With that in mind, they aim to spotlight and inspire underrepresented authors. They encourage authors who identify as women by providing supportive publishing opportunities, nurturing workshops, and welcoming literary events in the Baltimore area.

Yellow Arrow Journal is published twice a year in print. Right now through March 31st, they are seeking submissions for their fifth issue, scheduled for publication this summer. The theme of their upcoming issue is “home.”

Yellow Arrow Journal welcomes poetry and creative nonfiction written by authors who identify as women. They’re seeking writing with an optimistic undertone.

Poets may submit up to three poems. Poets with complete chapbooks can consider submitting a full manuscript to Yellow Arrow Publishing—the publishing house that produces Yellow Arrow Journal.

Authors of creative nonfiction may submit one piece, 500 to 5,000 words. Authors of creative nonfiction with complete manuscripts can consider submitting to Yellow Arrow Publishing.

Authors may also submit reviews of poetry and creative nonfiction books written after 1900 by authors who identify as women. Books must relate to the issue’s theme, and reviews should be 600 to 2,000 words.

Authors published in Yellow Arrow Journal receive $10 and a copy of the limited-edition publication.

Yellow Arrow Journal accepts submission via email, not online or by post. They accept submissions in all languages, but all submissions must include an English translation. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Yellow Arrow Journal, 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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