Monday, April 02, 2012

Call for submissions: Veteran Voices, Open Window Review, Issue III

Open Window Review invites you to submit your poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and creative nonfiction for Issue III: "Veteran Voices." This special topics issue of Open Window Review is devoted entirely to writing from, for, and about the experiences of veterans, service members, their friends, families, and their communities. We at Open Window are glad for the opportunity to provide a venue for all kinds of discourse on the military, military life, and conversations on what it means to live in a country at war. Also see the Open Window Review Facebook page for more details and a link to Issue I and Issue 2 (due out later this month)


Poetry: Please submit up to three standard-length poems (no more than 12 pages, total)
Fiction: Please submit work in flash-fiction (250-1,000 words); short fiction (1,000-5,000 words); novel excerpts (up to 20 pages, standard.)
Creative nonfiction: Please submit up to 15 pages of creative nonfiction
Non-fiction: Please submit up to 15 pages of straight non-fiction/personal essay/journalism.

Deadline and contact info: Please submit your work, along with a brief, third-person bio (no more than 150 words) and a photo (optional), to Senior Contributing Editor Oscar Lilley at by 10 p.m. on May 31, 2012.
Prizes/Awards: One $100 prize will be awarded to winners in each of the four categories: Poetry, Non-fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Wyoming poets may also want to submit their work to the Wyoming Arts Council's 2013 creative writing fellowships. Fellowship judge is soldier-poet Brian Turner, U.S. Army Iraq War veteran and award-winning author of "Here, Bullet" and "Phantom Noise." More info at

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