Wild Roof Journal is an online art & literary publication that features work from a wide range of creative people—painters, drawers, photographers, digital artists, writers, poets, and anyone else who is passionate about the creative process and self-expression. 

Our primary goal is to provide a welcoming environment for artists to share their work. The people behind the scenes of Wild Roof are fellow artists—we know the amount of time and energy it takes to produce a finished piece, and the challenges of getting it out into the world for people to see. We want to offer opportunities for artists to connect with other artists as well as to promote their work to a larger audience.

We would like to keep our themes broad enough to offer a lot of room for interpretation. Our emphasis is on presenting the most engaging and thoughtful artwork possible, not on adhering to strict rules for subject matter or style. As a guideline for what we find interesting, here are a few points to consider:

  • Our aesthetic preferences are varied, but we tend to favor unique perspectives and experimentation. More traditional forms are appreciated as well; however, with wildness comes some level of the unpredictable and the weird… If you feel like you do things a bit differently than “the norm” (whatever that means to you), then you’re probably in the right place!
  • We tend to like work that is inquisitive and curious, at times mysterious, at times playful. So, if you find questions more interesting than answers, you’re on the right track for us!
  • Although we have categories for our submissions, we are absolutely interested in hybrid forms or work that defies easy categorization. If this describes your work, we encourage you to submit; if necessary, you may pick the category that’s most fitting and add a note to explain your work in more detail.


Note for all submissions:  

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw pieces from consideration if they are accepted elsewhere. If you have a previously published piece that you feel deserves our attention (and you have retained the rights), please acknowledge the previous publication.
  • If your work is accepted, you agree to give Wild Roof Journal online publishing and archival rights; following publication, all rights revert back to the author/artist. We ask that you credit Wild Roof Journal if the work is published elsewhere in the future.
$30.00

Wild Roof Journal offers an editor review of poetry. (If you would like the regular poetry submission, please see the current submissions on our main page.)

One of the things we like about creating an art and literature website it the interactions we have with the artists and writers--interactions that go beyond "accepted" & "declined" messages to engage with the creative process and vision behind the work itself. With this submission, you will get our writing editors' thoughts, suggestions, and overall feedback on your work. 

These submissions will also be considered for upcoming issues. As with any submission, be sure to take a look at our current issue to get a feel for our aesthetic. 

You may send your poetry (up to 5 poems / 8 pages max).

Note: If you are interested in a live review & feedback session via Zoom, click here to learn more. Since everyone's creative journey is unique, and everyone's goals are different, it's important to us to get a sense of how you want your writing to develop. If a live session sounds appealing to you, please e-mail us at wildroofjournal@gmail.com to tell us a little bit about yourself, and let's get to work!

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Submissions are currently open for our upcoming issues. Send us your best visual art (painting, drawing, photography, digital), writing (poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, essay), or hybrid forms. Here are our general submission guidelines:

  • 1-8 visual art pieces - keep file size under 10mb; we will ask for higher resolution images if needed for publication; .jpeg file type preferred
  • 1-6 poems (submit multiple poems in a single file)
  • 1-3 pieces of short fiction (approx. 1,000-3,000 words) or flash fiction (under 1,000 words)
  • 1-3 pieces of creative non-fiction/essay (total length approx. 3,000 words max.)

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About Us: Wild Roof Journal is an online art & literary publication that will feature work from a wide range of creative people—painters, drawers, photographers, digital artists, writers, poets, and anyone else who is passionate about the creative process and self-expression. Our primary goal is to provide a welcoming environment for artists to share their work. The people behind the scenes of Wild Roof are fellow artists—we know the amount of time and energy it takes to produce a finished piece, and the challenges of getting it out into the world for people to see. We want to offer opportunities for artists to connect with other artists as well as to promote their work to a larger audience.We would like to keep our themes broad enough to offer a lot of room for interpretation. Our emphasis is on presenting the most engaging and thoughtful artwork possible, not on adhering to strict rules for subject matter or style.
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Note for all submissions:  

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw pieces from consideration if they are accepted elsewhere. If you have a previously published piece that you feel deserves our attention (and you have retained the rights), please acknowledge the previous publication.
  • If your work is accepted, you agree to give Wild Roof Journal online publishing and archival rights; following publication, all rights revert back to the author/artist. We ask that you credit Wild Roof Journal if the work is published elsewhere in the future.

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If you like what you see, subscribe to our Substack. Poems from our archives, past issues, posts from our contributors, and more!

$4.50

Submissions are currently open for our upcoming issues. Send us your best visual art (painting, drawing, photography, digital), writing (poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, essay), or hybrid forms. Here are our general submission guidelines:

  • 1-8 visual art pieces - keep file size under 10mb; we will ask for higher resolution images if needed for publication; .jpeg file type preferred
  • 1-6 poems (submit multiple poems in a single file)
  • 1-3 pieces of short fiction (approx. 1,000-3,000 words) or flash fiction (under 1,000 words)
  • 1-3 pieces of creative non-fiction/essay (total length approx. 3,000 words max.)

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About Us: Wild Roof Journal is an online art & literary publication that will feature work from a wide range of creative people—painters, drawers, photographers, digital artists, writers, poets, and anyone else who is passionate about the creative process and self-expression. Our primary goal is to provide a welcoming environment for artists to share their work. The people behind the scenes of Wild Roof are fellow artists—we know the amount of time and energy it takes to produce a finished piece, and the challenges of getting it out into the world for people to see. We want to offer opportunities for artists to connect with other artists as well as to promote their work to a larger audience.We would like to keep our themes broad enough to offer a lot of room for interpretation. Our emphasis is on presenting the most engaging and thoughtful artwork possible, not on adhering to strict rules for subject matter or style.
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Note for all submissions:  

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw pieces from consideration if they are accepted elsewhere. If you have a previously published piece that you feel deserves our attention (and you have retained the rights), please acknowledge the previous publication.
  • If your work is accepted, you agree to give Wild Roof Journal online publishing and archival rights; following publication, all rights revert back to the author/artist. We ask that you credit Wild Roof Journal if the work is published elsewhere in the future.

_______________________________________________________

If you like what you see, subscribe to our Substack. Poems from our archives, past issues, posts from our contributors, and more!  


Ends on $4.50
$4.50

Submissions are currently open for our upcoming issues. Send us your best visual art (painting, drawing, photography, digital), writing (poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, essay), or hybrid forms. Here are our general submission guidelines:

  • 1-8 visual art pieces - keep file size under 10mb; we will ask for higher resolution images if needed for publication; .jpeg file type preferred
  • 1-6 poems (submit multiple poems in a single file)
  • 1-3 pieces of short fiction (approx. 1,000-3,000 words) or flash fiction (under 1,000 words)
  • 1-3 pieces of creative non-fiction/essay (total length approx. 3,000 words max.)

_______________________________________________________
About Us: Wild Roof Journal is an online art & literary publication that features work from a wide range of creative people—painters, drawers, photographers, digital artists, writers, poets, and anyone else who is passionate about the creative process and self-expression. Our primary goal is to provide a welcoming environment for artists to share their work. The people behind the scenes of Wild Roof are fellow artists—we know the amount of time and energy it takes to produce a finished piece, and the challenges of getting it out into the world for people to see. We want to offer opportunities for artists to connect with other artists as well as to promote their work to a larger audience.We would like to keep our themes broad enough to offer a lot of room for interpretation. Our emphasis is on presenting the most engaging and thoughtful artwork possible, not on adhering to strict rules for subject matter or style. 

  • Although we have categories for our submissions, we are absolutely interested in hybrid forms or work that defies easy categorization. If this describes your work, we encourage you to submit; if necessary, you may pick the category that’s most fitting and add a note to explain your work in more detail.

_______________________________________________________
Note for all submissions:  

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw pieces from consideration if they are accepted elsewhere. If you have a previously published piece that you feel deserves our attention (and you have retained the rights), please acknowledge the previous publication.
  • If your work is accepted, you agree to give Wild Roof Journal online publishing and archival rights; following publication, all rights revert back to the author/artist. We ask that you credit Wild Roof Journal if the work is published elsewhere in the future.

_______________________________________________________

If you like what you see, subscribe to our Substack. Poems from our archives, past issues, posts from our contributors, and more!  

$8.00

With this special submission you will receive a poetry postcard. Each postcard is an original pen & ink drawing by EIC Aaron Lelito and original poem by a writer from the WRJ community. Please note that only U.S. addresses will receive a postcard.

Our general poetry / Art submission guidelines:

  • Up to 6 poems (submit multiple poems in a single file; .docx file type preferred)
  • Up to 6 visual art pieces (all media are welcome; .jpg file type preferred)


 

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About Us: Wild Roof Journal is an online art & literary publication that features work from a wide range of creative people—painters, drawers, photographers, digital artists, writers, poets, and anyone else who is passionate about the creative process and self-expression. Our primary goal is to provide a welcoming environment for artists to share their work. We would like to keep our themes broad enough to offer a lot of room for interpretation. Our emphasis is on presenting the most engaging and thoughtful artwork possible. As a guideline for what we find interesting, here are a few points to consider:

  • Our aesthetic preferences are varied, but we tend to favor unique perspectives and experimentation. More traditional forms are appreciated as well; however, with wildness comes some level of the unpredictable and the weird… If you feel like you do things a bit differently than “the norm” (whatever that means to you), then you’re probably in the right place!
  • We tend to like work that is inquisitive and curious, at times mysterious, at times playful. So, if you find questions more interesting than answers, you’re on the right track for us!
  • Although we have categories for our submissions, we are absolutely interested in hybrid forms or work that defies easy categorization. If this describes your work, we encourage you to submit; if necessary, you may pick the category that’s most fitting and add a note to explain your work in more detail.

_______________________________________________________
Note for all submissions:  

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw pieces from consideration if they are accepted elsewhere. If you have a previously published piece that you feel deserves our attention (and you have retained the rights), please acknowledge the previous publication.
  • If your work is accepted, you agree to give Wild Roof Journal online publishing and archival rights; following publication, all rights revert back to the author/artist. We ask that you credit Wild Roof Journal if the work is published elsewhere in the future.

_______________________________________________________

If you like what you see, subscribe to our Substack. Poems from our archives, past issues, posts from our contributors, and more!  
 

$6.50

Note: All submissions received in for this expedited call will include a PDF download of our Issue #26, released in June. We hope the work of our amazing contributors sparks your inspiration & creativity! (Check the e-mail associated with your Submittable account to receive your PDF.)

We're looking for work that will appear in our upcoming issues! Issue #27 is scheduled for September. Submissions from this call will be considered for that issue first. However, you'll still be considered for future issues once our Issue #27 allotment is reached. 

Send us your best visual art (painting, drawing, photography, digital), writing (poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, essay), or hybrid forms.
     Here are our general submission guidelines:

  • Up to 6 poems (submit multiple poems in a single file)
  • Hybrid / visual poetry is welcome. Any images may be attached as .jpg files.
  • Visual Art is welcome. If you create both poetry and visual art, you may attach a selection of your visual pieces within this submission as well.


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About Us:
Wild Roof Journal is an online art & literary publication that will feature work from a wide range of creative people—painters, drawers, photographers, digital artists, writers, poets, and anyone else who is passionate about the creative process and self-expression. 

Our primary goal is to provide a welcoming environment for artists to share their work. The people behind the scenes of Wild Roof are fellow artists—we know the amount of time and energy it takes to produce a finished piece, and the challenges of getting it out into the world for people to see. We want to offer opportunities for artists to connect with other artists as well as to promote their work to a larger audience. 

We would like to keep our themes broad enough to offer a lot of room for interpretation. Our emphasis is on presenting the most engaging and thoughtful artwork possible, not on adhering to strict rules for subject matter or style.
_______________________________________________________
Note for all submissions:  

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw pieces from consideration if they are accepted elsewhere. If you have a previously published piece that you feel deserves our attention (and you have retained the rights), please acknowledge the previous publication.
  • If your work is accepted, you agree to give Wild Roof Journal online publishing and archival rights; following publication, all rights revert back to the author/artist. We ask that you credit Wild Roof Journal if the work is published elsewhere in the future.

 _______________________________________________________

If you like what you see, subscribe to our Substack. Poems from our archives, past issues, posts from our contributors, and more!  
 

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