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WIND publishes the work of brand new writers, emerging artists, and the poets whose work you know by heart. We look for the writing and art that arrests you and gives you something you can't find elsewhere. We are partial to work that is conscious of language without being self-conscious, that pulls readers in with drama and emotional risk. We seek writing that uses intensely focused language to affect the way that readers see the world.

Poetry: Submit no more than ten pages, as we stop reading after the tenth one. Poems with a strong attention to sound and a moving sense of urgency always move to the front of the line.

Fiction: Submissions cannot exceed 4,000 words. Economy of language is of the utmost importance. While plot is a fundamental piece of short fiction, character and place are really what we look for. WIND doesn't publish novel excerpts.

Photography: Wind seeks photographs that elucidate and arrest without the help of expectations and cliche. An intense inner life and visual depth are very important. All types of camera work will be considered but film photography particularly grabs our attention. Submit 7 to 10 images for consideration. Save your images as jpegs with the longest side at 800 pixels. Include a short artist's statement with your images to let us know more about the work and its context.

Community Spotlight: Since 2000, Wind regularly publishes a section of the magazine that spotlights a writing community. Previous communities include the the Appalachian Writers Workshop, Kentucky's Yale Younger Poets, and the Oxford Poets. To submit a group of writers for consideration, please send one piece each from 5-10 members of the community. In addition, include an overview of the community, the work, and the relationships of the people and work.

While we prefer to not get simultaneous submissions, we do accept their reality. If work you have submitted to us is accepted elsewhere, just notify us as soon as you get the good news.

Editorial turnaround is approximately two months. If you haven't heard from us by then, and only by then, drop us an email to see if your submission fell between the cracks.

Wind only accepts submissions via email. Send your work as attachments to

All files (with the exception of visual art submissions) must be saved as Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Plain Text (.txt) formats.

Please include a short bio. The bio for Wind is a few lines to tell the reader who the artist  is, not a trophy shelf.