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WayWords Journal

Literary Magazine




WayWords Journal latest issue

Current theme: "mythology" Editors are open to retellings and new ideas in the old mythology style; when superpowered beings are involved, anything can happen.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-2 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    44% *
    Editor reported data



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    Contributors will receive an epub copy on publication day. We're contacting past contributors with epub copies of their issues.

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Creative nonfiction is for tributes to the under-recognized. The topic for this section is always open.


Max lines: 15

Max pieces: 2

Start your second poem on a new page. You don't need to include the full Title Info section a second time, just add the title of the second piece and carry on. Make it easy on yourself.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please don't stress over a cover letter or bio at the time of submission. If accepted, we'll ask for a short bio when we send revision notes. 1st or 3rd is up to you, you're welcome to include links; try to keep your bio under 50 words.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Entries must include this Title Information in this order at the top of the document body, aligned left: Name or Pseudonym, email Entry Title WayWords: [theme name or tribute] Word or Line Count Please do not put your Title Information in the header margin or in your email. If your submission was previously published, please let us know where below your word/line count.​ We do NOT accept .pdf! Please use .doc, .docx, or .odt. Recommended: single spaced, indented paragraphs for fiction, TNR or Arial, 10 or 12, empty 1" margins.

  • Author's rights

    YOURS forever and always. The Writer's Workout requests one-time, non-exclusive serial rights with worldwide distribution. We accept simultaneous submissions, previously published works, and you retain the right to submit your published work elsewhere after we publish it.

  • Additional info

    "Each issue is themed for fiction and poetry. We also accept tribute/experience pieces with open topic."

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

50 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

43 days

Fastest response time

55 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 89 days

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    Editor Jessica Morris-Reade avatar

    Jessica Morris-Reade


    Editor Seth Cupery avatar

    Seth Cupery


    Editor Réven Widener avatar

    Réven Widener


    Editor Sofie Leggett avatar

    Sofie Leggett