Now Accepting Submissions for Vahid: Issue 4

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Many thanks to all who have inquired about Vahid, Issue 3. We received many wonderful submissions and are so happy with how they work together in the forthcoming volume. Very excited to share it with you soon!

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At this time, we’d like to open submissions for Vahid: Volume 4. This year’s theme is Seeing the End in the Beginning. When faced with adversity, it can be difficult to envision a way out of the struggle. We are asking writers to imagine and record what lies on the other side of tests and trials, to write through difficulty and beyond it.

As always, we will give preference to poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction that speak to the theme but we will also consider other works. You will find full submission guidelines below.


Send submissions to

We will consider previously published written work. Please indicate in the body of your email where the piece was previously published.

Our team of volunteers will do our best to reply to all submissions in a timely manner. If you haven’t heard from us in 6 weeks, feel free to follow up.

Submissions are open through March 31, 2017.

Fiction/Creative non-fiction

We consider short fiction and creative nonfiction up to 3,000 words in length. Please send 1 fiction or creative nonfiction piece as a PDF or Word document.


We like poems of any length, in either free verse or traditional forms. Please send 1 to 5 poems at a time as a PDF or Word document.


Preference will be given to photographs that relate to the theme of the issue. We will consider both photos that can stand alone as a work of art, or images that can be edited or cropped for the magazine layout. Please submit 1 to 5 high-resolution photographs at a time.

Visual Arts

We accept other visual arts as well, such as paintings and illustrations. Please submit 1 to 5 high-resolution images at a time.


Thanks for all your interest and support! We feel truly honored to be able to read your work and share it with readers from all around the world. Here’s to all the writers, photographers, artists, and readers (and our special designer, Lindsay) who make it happen.

Stay tuned, and feel free to share our call for submissions with any and all of your writer friends.

Caitlin is the Writing Editor at Nineteen Months, and makes her way in the world as a web editor and social media specialist. She has contributed to projects for Baha’i Publishing Trust, and her work has been published literary magazines like Chiron Review, The Journal of Baha’i Studies, and others. She is the founding editor of Vahid, a NM literary magazine currently seeking submissions. She lives in New York with her husband, and a cat whose namesake is a Chevy sedan.