Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Online, Digital, Audio, Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 

Editorial Focus

WordSwell is a quarterly journal that seeks personal essays, stories, poems, videos, artwork, and photography that embody deep, heartfelt honesty. The WordSwell organization was founded by Beat Generation poet Clive Matson in 2008. The literary journal is the organization’s latest project.

Tips From the Editor

We seek work that cuts through the posturing, commercializing, and dehumanization to help us better navigate a world of increasing complexity, competition, and alienation, but also a world of unfolding possibilities, fulfilling experiences, and human connections.

Contact Information

Dawn Bratton, Vice President
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Last updated: Jan 25, 2024