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Submission Guidelines

Submissions for Long-Winded officially opened on July 1st, 2023, 12:00 AM Pacific time.

Submissions close December 31st, 2023, 11:59 PM Pacific time.

Before submitting, please take the time to review our FAQ page for full submission guidelines.

Welcome to Long-Winded (temporary title), a multimedia anthology for the verbose, loquacious, and sesquipedalian. In other words: chatty creators, this one’s for you!

We want works with titles of five words or longer. There is no strict theme for the content of your works, but if you’re looking for some inspiration for your starting point, we are especially excited by:

• musings on language
• wordplay
• visual poetry
• letters to someone, something, or a concept
• double meanings
• deconstructing a definition

Rights and Housekeeping

PWU’s editors may offer editorial suggestions and grammatical/proofreading edits prior to publication and/or request revisions if the work is not yet ready for publication. We claim non-exclusive one-time rights and non-exclusive archival rights, but the copyright of your work always remains yours. We may reach out to you about posting excerpts from your works with credit on our various social media platforms, but we will not post your work(s) without express prior permission.

Our anthologies—after initial marketing, launch, potential pre-order period, and sale—will remain for purchase at cover price on our platform of choice in perpetuity. Because this is not a paying anthology, and some production fees may be paid out-of-pocket by PWU staff, all proceeds from purchases of the anthology will go toward recouping printing costs, distribution costs, and future projects.

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