Now Accepting Submissions for Vahid: Issue 4
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. Our theme will be “Bless the Watchman.” 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. But first, a note about the theme.
To bless the watchman means “to see the end in the beginning, see peace in war and friendliness in anger.” This comes from a section in The Seven Valleys, where Baha’u’llah tells a symbolic story about someone who only reaches his goal because he has been chased by a watchman. To bless the watchman is to have hope in an age of despair—not a false hope, but a secure knowledge in what will come after tests and trials.
Send submissions to email@example.com.
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 December 31, 2017.
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.
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.