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Willow Springs is published twice a year, in spring and fall. We accept fiction and poetry submissions between September 1 and May 31. Nonfiction is open year-round.

We are happy to announce that we are now paying writers! Starting with Issue 75, Willow Springs will pay contributors $100 per published longform prose piece, $40 for short-shorts (you may submit up to three stories each under 750 words per submission), and $20 per published poem (up to 6 can be included per submission). There is a $3 reading fee for all submissions.

In most cases, we respond within four months, though we ask that you do not follow up on a submission unless it has been longer than six months since you sent it.

We offer two complimentary copies for work we publish. Accepted works will appear in Willow Springs. They may also appear on the Willow Springs website or in promotional material, and, at a later date, in a Willow Springs anthology. Submitted work must be previously unpublished. We accept simultaneous submissions.

Translations are welcome if you have acquired publication permission from the author of the original work. However, we don’t accept unsolicited interviews at this time.

Willow Springs now accepts all genres online. Unfortunately, we no longer accept hard-copy manuscripts via snail mail. To submit fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, you can submit via our Submittable page.


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