Submissions

Want to read at One Full Wit?

The One Full Wit Reading Series is looking to feature writers from Northeast Ohio and beyond! We invite youwriters across all genres and aestheticsto submit your work for consideration. From this pool of submissions, we will invite a handful of writers to read at each of our events, held on the first Thursdays of every other month at Visible Voice Books in Tremont, a neighborhood on Cleveland’s West Side.

Please only submit work you intend to read at One Full Wit if invited. This work can be published or unpublished. 

Please submit your work as a .doc or PDF to onefullwit [at] gmail [dot] com. In your email, feel free to include a short bio that highlights your creative achievements, publications, etc. to date, but also know that publishing your writing is not in any way a prerequisite for being a reader at One Full Wit.

We encourage submissions from writers working in hybrid modes and spaces, including writers/artists who mix words and images. 

Next Deadline: August 15, 2022 for the reading on October 6. 

We may also consider work submitted by this deadline for the remaining reading in 2022 (see dates below). If you do not want your work considered for future readings, please let us know in your email. 
 

 

 


Poets 

Send 4-6 poems. 

Prose writers

  • Send up to 10 double-spaced pages in 12 pt font.
     
  • Excerpts from longer works are ok, but please note that we are looking for pieces that can stand on their own. 
     
  • If you write flash (or if your stories/essays/narratives are under 1000 words) you can send multiple pieces as one submission, up to the maximum of 10 double-spaced pages in 12 pt. font. But keep in mind that these works should complement one another in some way. 

Contact Us

Submissions:  onefullwit [at] gmail [dot] com

Questions: onefullwit [at] gmail [dot] com

Acceptances/Rejections

If you send us work, we promise to respond. We’re sorry in advance if it’s to say no for now. We anticipate hearing from more writers than we could possibly fit into a year’s slate of readings. And some work will be great on the page but may not translate well in a reading. If we must send you a rejection, we will always invite you to submit something else (but, please, not the same piece, even if it’s revised) for future deadlines.
 

Response times

Our aim is to respond to all submissions promptly. We will select readers about a month in advance of the reading. If we like your work but want to hold it for a future reading, we’ll let you knowbut give us a little more time to get in touch. If you have submitted work and have not heard back from us within 60 days, send an email to onefullwit [at] gmail [dot] com to let us know.

A note on COVID-era event concerns

Whenever possible, we plan to hold readings outdoors on the back patio shared by Visible Voice Books, Crust, and Proof. Otherwise we will hold readings inside Visible Voice Books. Currently we are not asking for proof of vaccination or mandating masks, but that may change in the future.

2022 READING DATES & DEADLINES

August 4, 2022

(submissions by June 15) 

October 6, 2022

(submissions by August 15) 

December 1, 2022

(submissions by Oct 15)

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