Thank you for your interest in submitting to The Write Launch.  

The Write Launch is an online literary magazine publishing creative works of poetry, short story, long short story, novel excerpt, and creative nonfiction. There are two submission periods per month: 1) general submissions considered for publication and (2) feedback ONLY submissions offered to writers of work at any stage of development. Below are guidelines for each.

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General Submission Guidelines:

  • The Write Launch is published on the 1st of each month (exceptions: April 3, July 3, and October 2).
  • General category submissions open on the 15th of each month and close on the 30th.
  • Submit in one category in one submission period.
  • Submissions must be original work not previously published in any format.
  • Include a brief biographical statement in the third person (published with accepted work).
  • Proofread your submission.
  • If a simultaneous submission is accepted elsewhere, notify The Write Launch and withdraw your submission.
  • Work selected for publication is edited for punctuation and grammatical errors. Only Word documents are accepted, and any edits and/or suggested revisions prior to publication will be completed using Track Changes and sent to writer via Submittable for pre-publication approval.
  • Editorial staff selects images for published works. Do not send photos with your submission.
  • Writers’ Copyright will be prominent on each work.
  • The Write Launch has a $5.00 submission fee.
  • Direct all comments or questions to

Feedback ONLY General Guidelines:

  • The editor of The Write Launch offers developmental feedback and line editing to writers in any stage of writing. Descriptions of both types of editing are provided in the specific category submission form. Select developmental or line editing when submitting your work.
  • Feedback ONLY submissions are not considered for publication.
  • Feedback ONLY category submissions are open 3 full days from the 5th to the 7th of each month.
  • The requested feedback will be sent to writers 20 – 30 days after submission.
  • Word document file format only.
  • Additional guidelines are listed in the individual category forms.
  • Feedback fees apply as follows:


  • 1 poem                                         30.00 USD
  • 2 poems                                       50.00 USD
  • 3 poems                                       70.00 USD


  • 3,499 words or less                    55.00 USD
  • 3,500-7,500 words                    65.00 USD


  • 9,900 words or less                    70.00 USD
  • 10,000–15,000 words               80.00 USD


  • Maximum 4,000 words             55.00 USD


  • Maximum 3,500 words             50.00 USD
Ends on $5.00

Submit maximum of 3 unpublished poems in a single document. Each poem should have a title.

Short Story
Ends on $5.00

Submit 1 unpublished short story per issue, 1,500 - 7,500 words. Please format your submission double spaced and include word count. 

Long Short Story
Ends on $5.00

Submit 1 unpublished short fiction, 7,500-15,000 words. Please format your submission double-spaced and include word count. Submissions that exceed maximum word count will not be considered for publication.

Ends on $5.00

"The words “creative” and “nonfiction” describe the form. The word 'creative' refers to the use of literary craft, the techniques fiction writers, playwrights, and poets employ to present nonfiction—factually accurate prose about real people and events—in a compelling, vivid, dramatic manner. The goal is to make nonfiction stories read like fiction so that your readers are as enthralled by fact as they are by fantasy." - Creative Nonfiction

Submit 1 unpublished creative nonfiction, maximum 3,500 words. Please format your submission double-spaced and include word count.  

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