Fifth Wednesday Journal 373

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Fifth Wednesday Journal is an independent literary print magazine published by Fifth Wednesday Books, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Lisle, Illinois. Committed to the idea that contemporary literary and photographic arts are essential components of a vibrant and enduring culture, we will publish those writers and visual artists who most effectively contribute to this mission. The unique range of writing and visual art in each issue appeals to a wide spectrum of readers, and we will remain committed to publishing writing and art that is both entertaining and intellectually meaningful. We welcome contributions of short fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, book reviews, and black and white photography.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2007

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

FWJ publishes short stories and excerpts from novels, as long as the excerpt stands on its own as a literary work.

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Realist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 12,000 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel Excerpt1,000 - 12,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pays occasionally, up to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

FWJ publishes creative nonfiction, book excerpts, and essays, as long as they stand complete as a literary work. In our view, creative nonfiction is work that uses the techniques of fiction, such as characterization, setting, dialogue, and narration, to write about factual subjects. Successful creative nonfiction goes beyond the personal experience or anecdote to engage a larger world.

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay Essay1,000 - 12,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction1,000 - 12,000 words.
Book Excerpt Book Excerpt1,000 - 12,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pays occasionally, up to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

FWJ publishes poems of any length, in traditional or experimental styles. However, poems longer than four pages are less likely to make it into the journal.

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Formal verse.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Realist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Pays occasionally, up to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Temp Closed

Art Media:
Black & white photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 10 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment to Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece) Pays occasionally, up to Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2018
Last Audited: 28 Jun 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 15 Apr 2007

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