Word Fountain 16

A project of The Osterhout Free Library

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Word Fountain is the literary magazine of the historic Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. We invite both emerging and established writers to send us their previously unpublished short stories, poems, and flash fiction. We would even be interested in reading works that bridge or blur those categories. We prefer very short pieces as we seek to pack quality and variety into 50 to 60 pages, by regional, national, and global writers. We’re looking for concise writing with a strong, compelling voice.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2009

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 1,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
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Nonfiction Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

Poetry Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Hybrid form.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
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.

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Dates

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2019
Last Checked: 18 Mar 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 23 Nov 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 16 Mar 2016

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