Words Are Swords

Calling all writers, poets, photographers and artists!

Words Are Swords Publishing is now paying for poetry, short story, photo and illustration submissions!


Words Are Swords Publishing is currently looking for short stories, poetry, artwork and photography submissions for a new anthology to be published this year. We are paying $20 for each submission we accept and use in the published anthology. All proceeds from book sales will go to the youth-focused non-profit organization, Angels on the Frontline. The contributors will also have their names added to the book and on our website, where we will link to their original work or website.



The theme of this anthology is your fondest memories from your youth.



Email your submissions as an attachment to: info@wordsareswordspublishing.com. Please include a brief bio of no more than 100 words. Indicate the type of submission you are sending in the subject line. Any submissions which do not meet these requirements and do not represent the theme will be not be accepted. If you do not hear back from us and more than 7 days has passed, your submission was not accepted. All attachments will be scanned for signs of upon receipt. Suspicious files and emails will not be opened.


Illustration Submissions: Illustrations must be in PNG format and at least 1000 pixels wide by 1500 pixels long with 300 DPI. We will accept any style of illustrations that keeps with the theme.


Photography SubmissionsPhotography must be in PNG format and a minimum of 1800 pixels wide by 2500 pixels long with 300 DPI. No nude, violent or graphic photography.


Poetry SubmissionsPoetry must be in PDF format. We will accept any style of poetry that keeps with the theme.


Short Story Submissions: Short stories must be in PDF format and between 250 and 1,250 words.



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