Whiskey Island seeks original poetry, fiction, and creative essays during two reading periods: August 15th through November 15th, and January 15th through April 15th.
We accept simultaneous submissions and ask that you identify them as such in your cover letter. No multiple submissions, please, and no previously published work either. Reporting time can be as long as 3 months, but we try to be much, much faster. Please keep fiction submissions to 6000 words or less.
Christine Amezquita/ Jenni B. Baker/ Nancy Bevilaqua/ Lucy Biederman/ Jessica Bixel/ Mindy Burkhardt/ Caylin Capra-Thomas/ Doug Paul Case/ Sara Biggs Chaney/ Adam Clay/ Abigail Cloud/ Nicholas Demski/ Allison Donohue/ Kate Eliza/ RG/ Eric Hawthorn/ Theodosia Henney/ Bob Herz/ Sean Hickey/ Chris Holdaway/ Janis Butler Holm/ Joseph Holt/ Jason M. Jones/ David Karosick/ Sean Kilpatrick/ Tyler Kline/ Stephen Mackey/ Amy Marengo/ Laura Mayron/ Erin L. Miller/ Kat Moore/ Matthew Nye/ Olivia Olson/ Emily O'Neill/ Lauro Palomba/ Ania Payne/ Diane Payne/ Mary Ruefle/ Curt Saltzman/ Michael Sarnowski/ Sean Shearer/ Maggie Smith/ John Sibley Williams/ Marco Yan/ Lauren Yates/ Timothy Ziegenhagen
Craft Essays: these can deal with the business of writing--editing, publishing, careers, as well as our love and struggles with writing, the process itself. We're open to both formal and personal essays. No more than 1000 words.
Personal Essays: flash essays, 750 words or less.
Artwork: High resolution images. We would like a brief statement (could focus on the process, the inspiration, the meaning behind the work or whatever else the artist would like known about the work) for each piece, which could be published alongside the image. No more than three images per submission.
Book Reviews or Essays about books: especially interested in contemporary or newer titles from independent and small presses, but new perspectives on older titles are always welcome. We're looking for shorter pieces, preferably no more than 1000 words. Please include the title, author, publishing date, and press at the top of your submission.
Erin Adair-Hodges/ Jeffrey Allen/ Aaron Apps/ Karin Barbee/ Michael Berger/ Jennifer Jackson Berry/ Kristy Bowen/ Peter Burzynski/ Laura Carter/ Brian Clifton/ Taylor Collier/ R.M. Cooper/ Lara Alonso Corona/ Meg Cowen/ Patrick Culliton/ Dalton Day/ Jaydn DeWald/ Shelby Dale DeWeese/ Sean Thomas Dougherty/ José Hernández Díaz/ Brooke Ellsworth/ Kat Finch/ Gina Keicher/ Ginger Ko/ Heather Lang/ Rhonda Lott/ Joe Lucido/ Anna Meister/ Jennifer Metsker/ Daniel Miller/ Roberto Montes/ Aimee Penna/ Katharine Rauk/ Katherine Forbes Riley/ Nicole Rollender/ Dan Rosenberg/ Sean Rys/ F. Daniel Rzicznek/ Matthew Schnirman/ Sarah J. Sloat/ Sarah Sorensen/ Terrell Jamal Terry/ J.T. Townley/ Meg Wade
Featuring: Toby Altman / Iver Arnegard / Aaron Boothby / Matthew Broaddus / Melissa Broder / Callista Buchen / Valentina Cano / Dara Cerv / Kristina Marie Darling / Adam Day / Nandini Dhar / Cody Ernst / Fatima Espiritu / Richard Foerster / Joshua Gage / John Gallaher / Mark Gosztyla / Chris Haven / Jessica Hollander / Tom Holmes / Ellyn Lichvar / John Lowther / Derick Mattern / Caitlin McGuire / Erin J. Mullikin / Larry Narron / Vanessa Norton / Taylor Jacob Pate / Caleb Powell / John Repp / Paul Arrand Rodgers / Robert David Roe / M. C. Rush / Philip Schaefer / Natalie Shapero / Dara-Lyn Shrager / Hannah Stephenson / Claire Iris S. Valentine-Fossum / Karen Weyant / Jim WhitesideAnd artwork from Arabella Proffer
***The first shipment of orders and contributor copies will go out the first week of March 2015***
Featuring: Paul David Adkins / Paul Albano / Justin Carter / Liz Chereskin / Christopher Citro / Jamison Crabtree / Caroline Crew / Francis Daulerio / Justin Lawrence Daugherty / James Eidson / Dan Encarnacion / Didi Goldenhar / Carol Guess / Eileen Hennessy / Bob Hicok / Anne Cecelia Holmes / Celia Homesley / Lindsey Hopton / Neal Kitterlin / Sarah Levine / Rob MacDonald / Kelly Magee / Alex McElroy / Karyna McGlynn / John McKernan / Joe Milazzo / Katherine Scott Nelson / Elizabeth O’Brien / Nina Puro / Jade Ramsey / Ann Robinson / Aurelie Sheehan / Anis Shivani / Ryan Teitman / Jason Tobin / Caleb True / Madeline Vardell / Katie Willingham
Artwork by Aniela Sobieski
Featuring: Anne Barngrover / Chiara Barzini / Ruth Baumann / Michael Bazzett / Chloe Benjamin / Caroline Cabrera / Mike Corum / Heather Cox / Patrick Dacey / Jeanine Deibel / Chris Emslie / Ashley C. Ford / Anne Germanacos / Matt Hart / RJ Ingram / Anna Lindwasser / Rebecca Macijeski / Kyle McCord / Elizabeth Deanna Morris / Eric Morris / Lori Mosley / Karissa Morton / Joseph Mulholland / Jessica Poli / Lana Rakhman / Amber Rambharose / Gregory Sherl / Gale Marie Thompson / David Vardeman / Avni Vyas / Julie Marie Wade / Evan White / Corey Zeller / Abigail ZimmerArtwork by Rachel Talty
Artwork by Casey Riordan Millard