Submit to Willow Springs

Willow Springs publishes each spring and fall. We accept fiction and poetry submissions between September 1 and May 31. Nonfiction is open year-round. Please wait to receive a response before submitting again.

We pay contributors $100 per published long-form prose piece, $40 for short prose (up to three stories, each under 750 words, can be included per submission), and $20 per published poem (up to 5 can be included per submission).

There is a $3 reading fee for all submissions.

In most cases, we respond within six months. We ask that you do not follow up on a submission unless you have not heard from us in 12 months. We receive upwards of 4,000 submissions a year, so we do get behind, even though we try our best to avoid it. We accept and encourage simultaneous submissions.

We offer two complimentary copies for work we publish. Accepted works will appear in Willow Springs. They may also appear on the Willow Springs website or in promotional material, and, at a later date, in a Willow Springs anthology. Submitted work must be previously unpublished. We accept simultaneous submissions.

Translations are welcome if you have acquired publication permission from the author of the original work.

Willow Springs now accepts all genres online and only through our Submittable page.