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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Kelli Russell Agodon, Kaveh Akbar, Sherwin Bitsui, Victoria Chang, Franny Choi, Tarfia Faizullah, Vievee Francis, Ross Gay, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Ada Limón, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Diane Seuss, Danez Smith, Maggie Smith, Caitlin Horrocks, Michael Martone, Kevin McIlvoy, Tiffany Midge, David Rutschman, Tiphanie Yanique, C. Dale Young, Marcia Aldrich, Michael Copperman, Katie Cortese, Paul Crenshaw, Heidi Czerwiec, Natanya Ann Pulley, Anjoli Roy, Sejal Shah, Nicole Walker, Erika T. Wurth, Eloisa Amezcua, Fady Joudah, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Derek Mong and Anne O. Fisher, and Tomás Q. Morín
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Apr 30
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
Greater than 10,000

Editorial Focus

Waxwing is a literary journal promoting the tremendous cultural diversity of contemporary American literature, alongside international voices in translation. The editors believe that American voices are, at their cores, both multicultural and multinational, and so the editors’ mission is to include American writers from all cultural identities—in terms of race, ethnicity, indigenous tribe, gender, class, sexuality, age, education, ability, language, religion, and region—alongside international voices, published bilingually.

Tips From the Editor

Waxwing publishes poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, art, and music, as well as international literature in translation. Waxwing currently accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translations; all other content is solicited.

Due to the high number of submissions and Submittable’s fees for magazines, Waxwing caps submissions at 300 a month—submitting at the beginning of the month improves your chances of catching us before we hit the limit. If you are unable to submit due to closure, please come back and submit the next month.

Contact Information

Amy Sailer, Managing Editor
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Last updated: Feb 20, 2024