At Winter Tangerine, we want the electric. We want the pieces that you have emptied yourself into. We want the imagery that startles us, that stirs something inside of us that we do not understand. 

Before you submit, please look over these guidelines. 

  • Submissions are read blindly so do not put any identifying information on the document you upload to Submittable, or in your title. We will automatically reject pieces that do not follow this, so please look over your submission before you press send.
     
  • Please send all poetry submissions in Times New Roman, single-spaced, size 12.
  • Please send all prose submissions in Times New Roman, double-spaced, size 12.
  • Please send a cover letter with your submission. The cover letter should include a brief biography and the title of your pieces. This letter cannot be viewed by anyone except for the Editor-in-Chief so don't worry, your identity will not be revealed to those evaluating your work.
     
  • We like works that combine and subvert language. Pieces in English that weave other languages are welcome.
     
  • We do not accept previously published work. If your piece has been published anywhere other than a personal blog/website, please don't submit it. This includes submissions through Tip Jar and to any of our Spotlight or Spitfire Series features.
     
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.
     
  • Please title your works.
     
  • Please send your work in one singular submission, depending on category. If you want to send four poems and two short stories, please send the poems in one document through the Poetry category, and the short stories in one document through the Prose category. This is very different from how we've worked in the past -- we no longer want individual submissions for each of your pieces.
     
  • We will not consider erotica or graphic violence.
  • Winter Tangerine publishes exclusively online.
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  • Contributors to WT Issues (our biannual online issues) receive $20 flatly. We do not yet pay contributors to the Spotlight or Spitfire Series. Contributors retain their copyrights, but we reserve the right to feature any excerpt or image in promotional work or a "Best of WT" anthology in perpetuity. 
     
  • We only accept submissions through Submittable You can ask us questions through email, but just in terms of logistics, we can't look over work sent to our email address.

  • We will try to get back to you within a few months. However, if six months pass and you haven't heard back from us, feel free to email us at submit@wintertangerine.com.

  • We look forward to reading your work!

Lineage of Mirrors seeks to profile poets of color and their influences. Twice a month, we will publish a suite of poems from a writer of color, alongside a statement from the writer on a poem by a poet of color that has influenced their craft. We strive to create a space for poets of color to discuss, analyze, and celebrate the work that changed everything for them. We’re invested in documenting the lines of influence that run through poetry from writers of color. This column will serve as an online archive of contemporary poetry that centers discussions of lineage, craft and the necessary resilience of POC poetic traditions. 

Writers should submit up to five poems as well as a 150 word excerpt of the statement analyzing the poem/poet that greatly influenced them. Please follow all general Winter Tangerine submission guidelines. Poems should be submitted in one file. Identifying information (full name, email, phone number, etc) should not appear anywhere on the file upload to Submittable or the title of the submission. There is an honorarium for each profiled poet. Submissions will be open throughout the year.

We Make America Great is a direct fuck-you to Donald Trump. It is a collection in response to Election Day’s grim results. The world is terrifying right now. Our lives, as well as the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors, are in immediate danger. The physical representation of white supremacy has just been elected President of the United States. We Make America Great is in immediate resistance to that.

We want this space to provide hope and to inspire dissent. We want this space to be a duality: love despite hate. This feature will celebrate the people and communities that built the American Dream and continuously fight for space within it. Communities of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, the immigrant community, the disabled community, lower-income communities and on and on. Our immigrant mothers. Our queer best friends. Our Muslim neighbors. The undocumented. Those fighting to protect water in North Dakota. This space praises and treasures all that Donald Trump and his supporters do not.

We are devoted to the destruction of the dangerous, violent rhetoric spouted by the supporters of Donald Trump. Already, there have been documented hate crimes enacted in Trump's name. If nothing else, this election made it very clear the current state of this nation. The American Ideal is dead but we are not. The fight against oppressive systems is impossible until it is not. The fight for equality and justice is impossible until it is not.

We Make America Great will accept submissions until November 30th. We will be accepting submissions of poetry, prose, visual art, as well as audio and video/film submissions. 

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POETRY

Please send up to five unpublished poems in a singular submission with no identifying information (name, email, phone number, etc) on the documents you upload to Submittable. 

All poems should be formatted as Times New Roman, size 12, single spaced.

In your cover letter, please provide a short biography and a statement of what you hope this feature will accomplish. 


PROSE

Please send up to two pieces of prose in one file with no identifying information (name, email, phone number, etc) on the document you upload to Submittable. 

The pieces should be formatted as Times New Roman, size 12, double spaced.

In your cover letter, please provide a short biography and a statement of what you hope this feature will accomplish. 


VISUAL ART

Please send up to ten pieces of  art (including but not limited to paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and film stills) in one submission with no identifying information included anywhere on your submission.

In your cover letter, please provide a short biography, an artist statement, and a statement of what you hope this feature will accomplish. 


FILM / AUDIO

Please send up to two audio or video pieces in one submission with no identifying information included anywhere on the submission

In your cover letter, please provide a short biography, an artist statement, and a statement of what you hope this feature will accomplish. 

Ends on January 1, 2017
In collaboration with Honeysuckle Press, Winter Tangerine is proud to present the Honeysuckle Chapbook Contest. 

We are seeking boundary-breaking chapbooks that evoke vivid truths. We want work that takes risks, work that awes. We seek writing that brings us to new understandings about the way the world functions, writing that encourages empathy, writing that connects. We are accepting chapbooks from new, emerging, and established writers.

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Judges: 

Poetry | Saeed Jones
Prose | Bhanu Kapil

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Prize: Each winner will receive $500, print publication, author copies, distribution in bookstores across America, and a jar of berry jam. Finalists receive a very hearty congratulations & may be offered publication.

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  • Manuscripts should be no shorter than 20 pages and no longer than 35 pages. This does not include the table of contents or title page. You may submit in poetry and in prose. There should be no more than one poem per page. 
     

  • Submissions are open from October 1st 2016 to January 1st 2017. 
     

  • We do not believe in reading fees so entries are free. However, if you'd like to submit more than one manuscript in each category, you may do so by using our Tip Jar portal for $20. If you use the Tip Jar portal, you will receive copies of both winning chapbooks in 2017.
     

  •  Your manuscript should be in Times New Roman or Garamond, size 12. Prose should be double spaced, poetry should be single spaced. Please include a title page and a table of contents, but do not include your name/any identifying information anywhere within the manuscript or title of the submission. Please do not include an acknowledgements page.
     

  • Please include an artist statement on the second page of your manuscript, after the title page. Use this space to show how your identity helps shapes your work. It should be no longer than two paragraphs. This statement will not be included in publication -- it's for us to have an extra lens when viewing your work. Literature does not exist in a vacuum; identity is an important shaping factor in any artist's work. Please do not include your name or specifically identifying information in this statement. 
     

  • Individual poems/stories may be previously published. Writers may be new, emerging, or established. 
     

  • We will be accepting simultaneously submitted work. All semifinalists will be required to remove their work from simultaneous review upon notification.

Ends on January 1, 2017$ 20.00
$ 20.00
This is the Tip Jar option for the Honeysuckle Chapbook Contest. If you submit in this category, you will receive both winning chapbooks in 2017.

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In collaboration with Honeysuckle Press, Winter Tangerine is proud to present the Honeysuckle Chapbook Contest. 

We are seeking boundary-breaking chapbooks that evoke vivid truths. We want work that takes risks, work that awes. We seek writing that brings us to new understandings about the way the world functions, writing that encourages empathy, writing that connects. We are accepting chapbooks from new, emerging, and established writers.

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Judges: 

Poetry | Saeed Jones
Prose | Bhanu Kapil

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Prize: Each winner will receive $500, print publication, author copies, distribution in bookstores across America, and a jar of berry jam. Finalists receive a very hearty congratulations & may be offered publication.

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  • Manuscripts should be no shorter than 20 pages and no longer than 35 pages. This does not include the table of contents or title page. You may submit in poetry and in prose. There should be no more than one poem per page. 
     

  • Submissions are open from October 1st 2016 to January 1st 2017. 
     

  • We do not believe in reading fees so entries are free. However, if you'd like to submit more than one manuscript in each category, you may do so by using our Tip Jar portal for $20. If you use the Tip Jar portal, you will receive copies of both winning chapbooks in 2017.
     

  •  Your manuscript should be in Times New Roman or Garamond, size 12. Prose should be double spaced, poetry should be single spaced. Please include a title page and a table of contents, but do not include your name/any identifying information anywhere within the manuscript or title of the submission. Please do not include an acknowledgements page.
     

  • Please include an artist statement on the second page of your manuscript, after the title page. Use this space to show how your identity helps shapes your work. It should be no longer than two paragraphs. This statement will not be included in publication -- it's for us to have an extra lens when viewing your work. Literature does not exist in a vacuum; identity is an important shaping factor in any artist's work. Please do not include your name or specifically identifying information in this statement. 
     

  • Individual poems/stories may be previously published. Writers may be new, emerging, or established. 
     

  • We will be accepting simultaneously submitted work. All semifinalists will be required to remove their work from simultaneous review upon notification.

$ 3.50 - 10.00
$ 3.50 - 10.00
For the duration of the NODAPL protests, Winter Tangerine will donate our tip jar submission fees to the Two Spirit Camp at Standing Rock. For more information on this initiative and to add your magazine to the list of journals donating to Standing Rock, click here.

Tip Jar Submissions are a wonderful way for you to help support us! 

You can submit anytime of the year for either $3.50, $5.00, or $10.00. Submittable takes .99 cents + 5% of each submission, so we receive either $2.31, $3.76, or $8.51 for every submission through this portal. Tip Jar Submissions are treated exactly the same as anything submitted during a open call. This is simply a way for writers and artists to generously help offset costs and keep the journal up and running. You can also donate directly to Winter Tangerine Review here.

Though our general guidelines ask for each piece as a separate submission, in one Tip Jar Submission, you may submit up to one piece of prose, or up to seven poems (in one file please), or up to five pieces of art. Submissions accepted from Tip Jar Submissions will be published in a future volume of Winter Tangerine Review. 

We look forward to seeing your work, and very much appreciate the help!