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Form of Submission:


Photos: Please submit high-resolution images as JPGs or PNGs. Maximum file size is 5MB.

Creative Writing: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Genre X, in written (PDF, DOC, or DOCX) or video format (see below).

Videos: to submit videos, participants should upload videos to YouTube as a private video and send the unlisted link to Please use your first name last name and the title of your film in the subject.

Participant  work will appear on the closed summit website for the conference  weekend, and then will remain only if the participant desires to include  it in the post-summit open website.

Participants in the  conference will have the opportunity to hear young people from around  the world—talk about what it’s really like growing up globally, living  in the midst of war, and becoming 21st century young activists.

Participants  will also have the opportunity to engage in threaded online discussions  with their global peers on topics including, but not limited to the  impact young artists can have on all of the areas in which we seek  equality and peace in today's world: Women’s Issues, LGBTQ Issues,  Sustainability and The Environment, Hunger, Education, Immigration,  Using the Arts for Social Change, and Using Social Media for Real  Change.

General Guidelines

  • We prefer previously unpublished work, but if you feel your  published piece is especially relevant to our theme, and you own the  rights to it, please give us all the particulars of its publishing  history so we can be sure to properly credit the previous publisher.
  • Work must be submitted electronically through Submittable.  Please include a 50-word third-person biography, and make sure your contact information and mailing address are current.
  • We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Contributors maintain all rights to their work, but grant Writing  for Peace the right to publish work in our online journal and a print  anthology that may be published at a later date. For work that is  particularly relevant that we aren’t able to publish in the smaller  online journal, we may ask permission to publish the piece on our blog.  Should the piece be re-published in another journal, we would be  grateful for a mention.

Fiction and Nonfiction:

We consider short fiction and personal essays with a unique voice. We  do not accept genre fiction. We welcome flash fiction, nonfiction, and  lyric essays, as well as translations, with the author’s permission (if  applicable). Though the guidelines can be flexible for extraordinary  work, published short stories and essays should not exceed 20 manuscript  pages. Please submit one story or essay at a time.


We consider poetry of any style. Please limit poetry submissions to no more than three poems per issue.


We welcome theme-appropriate interviews with activists and writers  who add a unique approach or voice to the conversation. Please send  queries to with “DoveTales Query” in the subject heading.

Art and Photography:

We welcome your art and photography submissions. Please submit them  in jpeg format through the link below, and include a short cover letter  describing why you feel your images are suitable for the DoveTales theme.

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