Wraparound South accepts unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished poems, fiction, creative nonfiction, mixed genre works, book reviews and interviews that are previously unpublished literary works between August 31st through October 20th for our Fall/Winter issue, and between January 1st to March 20th for our Spring/Summer issue. We encourage reading our editor letter and earlier issues in our journal to get a feel for the type of work we publish.

Writers should limit submissions to 3 poems, one story, or one essay preferably under 7,000 words. Please only send one submission under each genre per reading period. Our response time is about 4 – 6 weeks.

By submitting work(s) to Wraparound South, The Author warrants that he or she is the sole author of the Work;  and has full power to enter into this agreement and to make the grants herein contained; that the Work is original or any prior publication of the Work in whole or in part has been fully disclosed in advance; that the Work does not violate the right of privacy of any person; that, to the Author’s knowledge, it is not libelous or obscene and contains no matter which is libelous, in violation of any right of privacy, harmful to the user or any third party so as to subject WraparoundSouth to liability or otherwise contrary to law; and that it does not infringe upon any copyright or upon any other proprietary or personal right of any person, firm or corporation.

Wraparound South is accepting submission for our themed edition, “Growing up Southern.” What does it mean to be a Southerner, and how does one learn to comprehend that identity while coming to terms with adolescence or adulthood, either as a Southerner in the South, a non-Southerner in the South, or a Southerner outside the South? In what ways does the term connect a person or disconnect them from the idea of a region so often distinctively and not always flatteringly defined by communities both within and outside the region? In what ways do other identities that someone has embraced clash, influence, or disrupt the Southern way, however the term "Southern" may be interpreted?

All submissions will be considered for both the themed and non-themed issues.

Please submit each poem as a separate file. Submit up to 3 poems.

Wraparound South is accepting submission for our themed edition, “Growing up Southern.” What does it mean to be a Southerner, and how do you learn to comprehend that as you come to terms with adolescence or adulthood, either as a Southerner in the South, a non-Southerner in the South, or a Southerner outside the South? In what ways does the term connect you or disconnect you from the idea of a region so often distinctively and not always flatteringly defined by communities both within and outside the region? In what ways do other identities that you've embraced clash or marry the Southern way, in whatever way you interpret the term?

All submissions will be considered both for our regular issue and for the themed issue.

Limit to 5,000 words.  Preferred lengths 1,000 to 3,000 words.

Wraparound South is accepting submission for our themed edition, “Growing up Southern.” What does it mean to be a Southerner, and how does one learn to comprehend that identity while coming to terms with adolescence or adulthood, either as a Southerner in the South, a non-Southerner in the South, or a Southerner outside the South? In what ways does the term connect a person or disconnect them from the idea of a region so often distinctively and not always flatteringly defined by communities both within and outside the region? In what ways do other identities that someone has embraced clash, influence, or disrupt the Southern way, however the term "Southern" may be interpreted?

All submissions will be considered for both the themed and non-themed issues.

Limit to 6,500 words. The preferred length is under 4,000 words.

We accept authors interviews and book reviews year-round. Book reviews up to 3,000 words and author interviews of up to 5,000 words are welcomed. We prefer reviews for books that haven't yet been released but will consider reviews for books who have been launched no earlier than 10 months prior to publication of the review.

For additional information contact editors at wraparoundsouth@gmail.com


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