Submission Guidelines

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Submission Guidelines

All stories submitted to the WWPL Press must:


  • Be submitted as an attachment in a Word or Google Doc file

  • Be double spaced, size 12 type, in a standard font such as Times New Roman or Courier

  • Contain author contact information in the document including, name, mailing address, phone number, and email address

  • Adhere to any specific guidelines for an open call


To submit attach your submission and email to with: SUBMISSION: [name of open call if any]- [Title] in the subject line. 


Ex: SUBMISSION: LGBTQIA+ Anthology- A Fine Day


Please include a short pitch for your story and a brief author biography in the body of the email, including any previous publications. 

Open Book

Open Calls

 LGBTQIA+ Voices Anthology


The WWPL is seeking short stories in all fiction genres for an anthology of LGBTQIA+ authors, funded in part by a grant from RISCA. The open call closes November 30th 2021, and notification of selection will occur by December18th 2021 . Selected authors will be compensated $0.05 per word up to 5000 words. 



  • Submissions must be genre fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, thriller, contemporary, YA, romance, ect.)

  • Submissions must be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length

  • Author must identify as LGBTQIA+

  • Author must be a Rhode Island resident

  • Submissions must follow our submission Guidelines


We do NOT want:

  • Reprints or stories already published in any form

  • Nonfiction or memoir

  • Sex is okay but please no erotica or graphic, gratuitous, or sensationalist rape or sexual assault

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