Ends on June 1, 2019

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  • We prefer previously unpublished work, but if you feel your  published piece is especially relevant to our theme, and you own the  rights to it, please give us all the particulars of its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 editor@writingforpeace.org 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.