Submit Your Work

Here you may submit your works for consideration in the WRITE OR DIE full-length manuscript contest.

  • Please send an EXCERPT of the manuscript for consideration, up to 5 poems or 15 pages, in ONE document (.doc, .rtf or .txt) attached to the email or submission form. The title of the file should be the name of your collection/novel/book.
  • Art submissions should be attached as .jpg or .pdf files. You may send low resolution and/or watermarked versions for this contest if you wish, as long as there are high resolution original image files available for publication. Please send up to five images in addition to your manuscript along with captions and/or a short explanation of how you want to publish your book.
  • PLEASE DO NOT SEND US THE FULL MANUSCRIPT FOR THIS CONTEST. Upon winning, we will request the full manuscript from the authors.

In the message body, please include a short bio with your full name/nom de plume.

After we receive your submission, we will send you a confirmation email that it was received within 48 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation, please email to ask if we received your submission.

We will begin reading submissions in September 2015 and will contact all contributors after that point.

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By submitting your works for publication in Write or Die, you agree that you consent for your work to be published by Penhall Publishing, who will claim necessary publishing rights over the works published therein, and upon acceptance you agree to sign a contract stating those terms. For complete guidelines and information, see the WRITE OR DIE page or email