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 and (2) general submissions with feedback request.  All submissions are considered for publication.

Browse the site and read previous issues before submitting.

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.
  • General category submissions with feedback open on the 25th of each month and close on the 27th.
  • 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’ own the copyright on their work.
  • The Write Launch has a $5.00 submission fee.
  • Direct all comments or questions to editor@thewritelaunch.com.
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Submit maximum of 3 unpublished poems in a single document. Each poem should have a title. 

Please list the title of each poem in your submission.

Short Story
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Submit 1 unpublished short story per issue, 1,500 - 7,500 words.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
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Submit 1 unpublished short fiction, 7,500-15,000 words.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.

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Submit 1 chapter only of an unpublished novel, maximum 4,000 words. Include a brief synopsis of the story, to be published with excerpt if submission is accepted. Please format your submission double-spaced and include word count. 

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"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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