Thank you for your interest in Inlandia!        

  • Submissions to Inlandia: A Literary Journey, Inlandia's online literary journal. We publish two issues per year: Fall is an open issue for all submitters. Spring is an all-teen issue guest-edited and featuring exclusively work by teens.  
  • Writing from Inlandia, the annual anthology of creative work produced by the Inlandia Creative Writing Workshops. 
  •  Inlandia Books - Literary and Community for book manuscripts. 
  •  Inlandia Literary Laureate Nominations 
  •  The Hillary Gravendyk Prize (Opens February 1 and closes April 30 annually.)

And other projects as they come up. 

Each category has a separate review period & guidelines. If you do not see it as an open category below, then it is currently closed. Please check back. Before submitting, please be familiar with the guidelines. By your submission you are acknowledging that you have read through our guidelines carefully and agree.

It is Monday, April 6, 2020. I am writing from Riverside, California, where the stay at home order has been in place since March 19. 

Yesterday it was just announced that a local nursing care facility has thirty patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, plus some of their staff. And that's usually how it begins in our communities, during this crisis that has killed more than 10,000 people in the United States, to date, and growing exponentially every day. 

We've been told that this and the following week are going to be the hardest. That number of deaths will explode. So, in the face of that, this will be a space to share your writing about your life during the pandemic. I will update it as often as I can, beginning with the collaborative poems we have been writing on Inlandia's Facebook page.

If you are moved to write about your experience, either in poetry or prose, any genre, please submit your work here, one piece per day. To keep it simple, we are only allowing Word docs at this time. Poems using complex forms/formats may not be feasible for this project as part of the initiative is to post items quickly.

Submission is not a guarantee of publication, but I plan to publish as much as possible to create a record of our lives during these uneasy weeks/months-- years? 

Call for submissions for a special TEEN ISSUE of Inlandia: A Literary Journey

Now accepting fiction, poetry, nonfiction, book reviews, and art for the fourth annual teen issue of Inlandia: A Literary Journey, Inlandia Institute’s online literary journal. Teen issues are dedicated to work by and for teens, particularly (but not exclusively) with connections to the Inland Empire. Submissions are open to teens ages 13 - 19. We are also looking for teen guest editors for this issue. See the FAQs for more information.


Deadline

Submissions open on December 1, 2020.

Submissions close on February 15, 2021.


Guidelines for submission

  • You may submit work in more than one category, but please do not submit more than one entry for any category, except poetry and art (you may submit up to five poems or works of art).
  • For fiction--there is no minimum word count. Stories should not be longer than 5,000 words. Stories must be self-contained. If you are submitting an excerpt from a novel, it must stand alone. Any genre is okay. 
  • For nonfiction--there is no minimum word count. Essays and creative nonfiction should not be longer than 3,000 words. Any topic is okay.
  • For poetry--you may submit 1-5 pages of poetry in a single document. If the formatting might be altered in a Word document, please submit as a PDF. 
  • For book reviews--you must write the review yourself. Other than that, we are looking for reviews of titles that will interest teens. Whether those titles are fiction, nonfiction, YA or adult lit is up to you.
  • Art--we are looking for work that complements the written pieces and pulls the journal together as a cohesive whole. We won’t know what that is until we receive submissions, but since art is fluid and can be interpreted in many ways, we encourage you to show us some of yours. Submit 1-5 pieces as individual jpgs.


FAQs

Where do I submit my work?

Submissions accepted only through our Submittable portal here. Mailed or emailed submissions will not be considered.


Is there a submission fee?

No, submissions are free.


How should I format my work?

Please use the following format:

  • Margins: one inch on all sides.
  • Font: something standard like Times New Roman.
  • Spacing: double space your work, unless it is a poem and you want other spacing.
  • Header: Your last name and the title of your work in the upper left. Number the pages in the upper right. 


Is there a type of work that you don’t want?

We will not accept pornographic material or work that degrades any gender, race, religion, ability level, etc. In other words, nothing demeaning of others.

We do not want work that was assigned in class and that you have no particular passion for, but your teacher is giving extra credit for you to submit something. (HOWEVER, If an assignment turned on your creative brain, great! Let’s see it!) We do not want your personal essays from your college applications. We want the work that your creative mind drove you to make or write.

We do not want any work that you did not create yourself. (We’re sure you learned about plagiarism in school.) By submitting your work, you are verifying that it is solely your creation.


When will I know whether or not my work has been accepted?

Please be patient as we will read and seriously consider every submission. It may be late in April before you receive a response.


What do I do if I want to be a guest editor?

  • By February 15, 2021 indicate your interest by writing a paragraph in the appropriate section of the Submittable form. State specifically which genre you would prefer to judge--fiction, nonfiction, art, poetry, graphic work. If you have any experience such as working on school newspaper, please include this.


If I am a guest editor, may I still submit work?

Guest editors may still submit work, but they will not be judging their own work.

I have a question that is not answered here. Who do I ask?

Please email your question to Victoria Waddle at waddlevictoria@gmail.com, and she will do her best to answer it.






Call for submissions for a special TEEN ISSUE of Inlandia: A Literary Journey

Now accepting fiction, poetry, nonfiction, book reviews, and art for the fourth annual teen issue of Inlandia: A Literary Journey, Inlandia Institute’s online literary journal. Teen issues are dedicated to work by and for teens, particularly (but not exclusively) with connections to the Inland Empire. Submissions are open to teens ages 13 - 19. We are also looking for teen guest editors for this issue. See the FAQs for more information.

Deadline

Submissions open on December 1, 2020.

Submissions close on February 15, 2021.

Guidelines for submission

  • You may submit work in more than one category, but please do not submit more than one entry for any category, except poetry and art (you may submit up to five poems or works of art).
  • For fiction--there is no minimum word count. Stories should not be longer than 5,000 words. Stories must be self-contained. If you are submitting an excerpt from a novel, it must stand alone. Any genre is okay.
  • For nonfiction--there is no minimum word count. Essays and creative nonfiction should not be longer than 3,000 words. Any topic is okay.
  • For poetry--you may submit 1-5 pages of poetry in a single document. If the formatting might be altered in a Word document, please submit as a PDF.
  • For book reviews--you must write the review yourself. Other than that, we are looking for reviews of titles that will interest teens. Whether those titles are fiction, nonfiction, YA or adult lit is up to you.
  • Art--we are looking for work that complements the written pieces and pulls the journal together as a cohesive whole. We won’t know what that is until we receive submissions, but since art is fluid and can be interpreted in many ways, we encourage you to show us some of yours. Submit 1-5 pieces as individual jpgs.

FAQs

Where do I submit my work?

Submissions accepted only through our Submittable portal here. Mailed or emailed submissions will not be considered.

Is there a submission fee?

No, submissions are free.

How should I format my work?

Please use the following format:

  • Margins: one inch on all sides.
  • Font: something standard like Times New Roman.
  • Spacing: double space your work, unless it is a poem and you want other spacing.
  • Header: Your last name and the title of your work in the upper left. Number the pages in the upper right.

Is there a type of work that you don’t want?

We will not accept pornographic material or work that degrades any gender, race, religion, ability level, etc. In other words, nothing demeaning of others.

We do not want work that was assigned in class and that you have no particular passion for, but your teacher is giving extra credit for you to submit something. (HOWEVER, If an assignment turned on your creative brain, great! Let’s see it!) We do not want your personal essays from your college applications. We want the work that your creative mind drove you to make or write.

We do not want any work that you did not create yourself. (We’re sure you learned about plagiarism in school.) By submitting your work, you are verifying that it is solely your creation.

When will I know whether or not my work has been accepted?

Please be patient as we will read and seriously consider every submission. It may be late in April before you receive a response.

What do I do if I want to be a guest editor?

  • By February 15, 2021 indicate your interest by writing a paragraph in the appropriate section of the Submittable form. State specifically which genre you would prefer to judge--fiction, nonfiction, art, poetry, graphic work. If you have any experience such as working on school newspaper, please include this.

If I am a guest editor, may I still submit work?

Guest editors may still submit work, but they will not be judging their own work.

I have a question that is not answered here. Who do I ask?

Please email your question to Victoria Waddle at waddlevictoria@gmail.com, and she will do her best to answer it.









Call for submissions for a special TEEN ISSUE of Inlandia: A Literary Journey

Now accepting fiction, poetry, nonfiction, book reviews, and art for the fourth annual teen issue of Inlandia: A Literary Journey, Inlandia Institute’s online literary journal. Teen issues are dedicated to work by and for teens, particularly (but not exclusively) with connections to the Inland Empire. Submissions are open to teens ages 13 - 19. We are also looking for teen guest editors for this issue. See the FAQs for more information.

Deadline

Submissions open on December 1, 2020.

Submissions close on February 15, 2021.

Guidelines for submission

  • You may submit work in more than one category, but please do not submit more than one entry for any category, except poetry and art (you may submit up to five poems or works of art).
  • For fiction--there is no minimum word count. Stories should not be longer than 5,000 words. Stories must be self-contained. If you are submitting an excerpt from a novel, it must stand alone. Any genre is okay.
  • For nonfiction--there is no minimum word count. Essays and creative nonfiction should not be longer than 3,000 words. Any topic is okay.
  • For poetry--you may submit 1-5 pages of poetry in a single document. If the formatting might be altered in a Word document, please submit as a PDF.
  • For book reviews--you must write the review yourself. Other than that, we are looking for reviews of titles that will interest teens. Whether those titles are fiction, nonfiction, YA or adult lit is up to you.
  • Art--we are looking for work that complements the written pieces and pulls the journal together as a cohesive whole. We won’t know what that is until we receive submissions, but since art is fluid and can be interpreted in many ways, we encourage you to show us some of yours. Submit 1-5 pieces as individual jpgs.

FAQs

Where do I submit my work?

Submissions accepted only through our Submittable portal here. Mailed or emailed submissions will not be considered.

Is there a submission fee?

No, submissions are free.

How should I format my work?

Please use the following format:

  • Margins: one inch on all sides.
  • Font: something standard like Times New Roman.
  • Spacing: double space your work, unless it is a poem and you want other spacing.
  • Header: Your last name and the title of your work in the upper left. Number the pages in the upper right.

Is there a type of work that you don’t want?

We will not accept pornographic material or work that degrades any gender, race, religion, ability level, etc. In other words, nothing demeaning of others.

We do not want work that was assigned in class and that you have no particular passion for, but your teacher is giving extra credit for you to submit something. (HOWEVER, If an assignment turned on your creative brain, great! Let’s see it!) We do not want your personal essays from your college applications. We want the work that your creative mind drove you to make or write.

We do not want any work that you did not create yourself. (We’re sure you learned about plagiarism in school.) By submitting your work, you are verifying that it is solely your creation.

When will I know whether or not my work has been accepted?

Please be patient as we will read and seriously consider every submission. It may be late in April before you receive a response.

What do I do if I want to be a guest editor?

  • By February 15, 2021 indicate your interest by writing a paragraph in the appropriate section of the Submittable form. State specifically which genre you would prefer to judge--fiction, nonfiction, art, poetry, graphic work. If you have any experience such as working on school newspaper, please include this.

If I am a guest editor, may I still submit work?

Guest editors may still submit work, but they will not be judging their own work.

I have a question that is not answered here. Who do I ask?

Please email your question to Victoria Waddle at waddlevictoria@gmail.com, and she will do her best to answer it.






Call for submissions for a special TEEN ISSUE of Inlandia: A Literary Journey

Now accepting fiction, poetry, nonfiction, book reviews, and art for the fourth annual teen issue of Inlandia: A Literary Journey, Inlandia Institute’s online literary journal. Teen issues are dedicated to work by and for teens, particularly (but not exclusively) with connections to the Inland Empire. Submissions are open to teens ages 13 - 19. We are also looking for teen guest editors for this issue. See the FAQs for more information.

Deadline

Submissions open on December 1, 2020.

Submissions close on February 15, 2021.

Guidelines for submission

  • You may submit work in more than one category, but please do not submit more than one entry for any category, except poetry and art (you may submit up to five poems or works of art).
  • For fiction--there is no minimum word count. Stories should not be longer than 5,000 words. Stories must be self-contained. If you are submitting an excerpt from a novel, it must stand alone. Any genre is okay.
  • For nonfiction--there is no minimum word count. Essays and creative nonfiction should not be longer than 3,000 words. Any topic is okay.
  • For poetry--you may submit 1-5 pages of poetry in a single document. If the formatting might be altered in a Word document, please submit as a PDF.
  • For book reviews--you must write the review yourself. Other than that, we are looking for reviews of titles that will interest teens. Whether those titles are fiction, nonfiction, YA or adult lit is up to you.
  • Art--we are looking for work that complements the written pieces and pulls the journal together as a cohesive whole. We won’t know what that is until we receive submissions, but since art is fluid and can be interpreted in many ways, we encourage you to show us some of yours. Submit 1-5 pieces as individual jpgs.

FAQs

Where do I submit my work?

Submissions accepted only through our Submittable portal here. Mailed or emailed submissions will not be considered.

Is there a submission fee?

No, submissions are free.

How should I format my work?

Please use the following format:

  • Margins: one inch on all sides.
  • Font: something standard like Times New Roman.
  • Spacing: double space your work, unless it is a poem and you want other spacing.
  • Header: Your last name and the title of your work in the upper left. Number the pages in the upper right.

Is there a type of work that you don’t want?

We will not accept pornographic material or work that degrades any gender, race, religion, ability level, etc. In other words, nothing demeaning of others.

We do not want work that was assigned in class and that you have no particular passion for, but your teacher is giving extra credit for you to submit something. (HOWEVER, If an assignment turned on your creative brain, great! Let’s see it!) We do not want your personal essays from your college applications. We want the work that your creative mind drove you to make or write.

We do not want any work that you did not create yourself. (We’re sure you learned about plagiarism in school.) By submitting your work, you are verifying that it is solely your creation.

When will I know whether or not my work has been accepted?

Please be patient as we will read and seriously consider every submission. It may be late in April before you receive a response.

What do I do if I want to be a guest editor?

  • By February 15, 2021 indicate your interest by writing a paragraph in the appropriate section of the Submittable form. State specifically which genre you would prefer to judge--fiction, nonfiction, art, poetry, graphic work. If you have any experience such as working on school newspaper, please include this.

If I am a guest editor, may I still submit work?

Guest editors may still submit work, but they will not be judging their own work.

I have a question that is not answered here. Who do I ask?

Please email your question to Victoria Waddle at waddlevictoria@gmail.com, and she will do her best to answer it.









I want to be a guest editor
 

  • By February 15, 2021 indicate your interest by writing a paragraph in the appropriate section of the Submittable form. State specifically which genre(s) you would prefer to judge--fiction, nonfiction, art, poetry, and/or graphic work. If you have any experience such as working on school newspaper, please include this.
  •  If I am a guest editor, may I still submit work?
    Guest editors may still submit work, but they will not be judging their own work.
     
  •  I have a question that is not answered here. Who do I ask?
    Please email your question to Victoria Waddle at vwaddleido@gmail.com, and she will do her best to answer it.





NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2020 Writing from Inlandia Anthology

Guidelines - revised. Please read!

   This anthology is only for writers who participated in one of Inlandia's writing workshops during 2020. If you are not a member of one of our workshops, do not submit here. It will be deleted.
        Please upload up to 5 pages of work (cumulative total over the course of the workshop year and may be made up of any combination of genres) written during the course of any Inlandia Writers Workshop(s) that you participated in.
FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS: 12 pt Times New Roman, 1" margins.

   Before submitting your work please be sure you have:
   -- Revised for excellency
   -- Proofread for clarity, punctuation, and grammar
   -- Proofread for any additional typographical errors

   Include a cover page with your submission indicating which workshop you belong to as well as 50 word max third person biographical statement.

   Any substantive revisions will be cleared with the author before publication, but no notification will be given for minor corrections missed by the author such as punctuation and spelling.

   Before publication all authors will have an additional opportunity to review and approve the work as it is appears in the final draft of the manuscript. ***At that time it will be the responsibility of the authors to ensure that there are no errors before the manuscript moves into the publication phase. Please be advised that if errors or omissions are missed at this stage there will be no further opportunities for revision or correction.***

   Consent

   By submitting your work you are confirming that you have read and complied with the complete guidelines (available here: http://wp.me/PWGGi-pT) and you are giving your consent to publication.

   Please note that Inlandia reserves the right to decline any submission, although every effort will be made to include at least one piece from each workshop participant.

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