BWD is an aesthetically soothing zone for literature. We are an eclectic mix. Wacky joyrides into cultish Coen-brother stories, memoirs from the kitchen, mindscapes of a twisted relationship, dreamy poetry, feminine flash-shots, and discussions about social justice. So long as the writing stands out and has something to say.

General Submission Guidelines

All submissions are to be in a standard font. Don't burn our eyeballs with a squiggly one. Try and double space all submissions (poetry is the special case: go wild with a single-spacing if you want).

Multiple submissions are allowed. 1 submission per reading fee.

Simultaneous is also allowed but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere.

PLEASE make sure you've read at least one of our things that you want to be rubbing shoulders with. If you're a poet, look at at least one poem. You catch the drift. 

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Big Whoopie Deal is on the search for the best in 100 WORDS! Essays, stories. You can submit multiple pieces but please submit separately to account for the reading fee.

We are looking for depth in a short space. Put us in a place and time. Then leave us there.

General Submission Guidelines

All submissions are to be in a standard font. Don't burn our eyeballs with a squiggly one. Try and double space all submissions. Poetry is the special case: go wild with a single-spacing if you want.

Multiple submissions are allowed. 1 submission per reading fee.

Simultaneous is also allowed but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere.

PLEASE make sure you've read at least one of our things that you want to be rubbing shoulders with. If you're a flash writer, read a flash. You catch the drift.

Ends on $5.00
$5.00

General Submission Guidelines

All submissions are to be in a standard font. Don't burn our eyeballs with a squiggly one. Try and double space all submissions. Poetry is the special case: go wild with a single-spacing if you want.

Multiple submissions are allowed. 1 submission per reading fee.

Simultaneous is also allowed but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere.

PLEASE make sure you've read at least one of our things that you want to be rubbing shoulders with. If you're a flash writer, read a flash. You catch the drift.

Flash: up to 1000 words.

Short Stories: 1000-4000 words.

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Submit up to 5 poems for consideration.

General  Submission Guidelines

All submissions are to be in a standard font. Don't burn our eyeballs with a squiggly one. Try and double space all submissions (poetry is the special case: go wild with a single-spacing if you want).

Multiple submissions are allowed. 1 submission per reading fee.

Simultaneous is also allowed but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere.

PLEASE make sure you've read at least one of our things that you want to be rubbing shoulders with. Since you're a poet, look at at least one poem. 

Ends on $5.00
$5.00

General  Submission Guidelines

All submissions are to be in a standard font. Don't burn our eyeballs with a squiggly one. Try and double space all submissions (poetry is the special case: go wild with a single-spacing if you want)

Multiple submissions are allowed. 1 submission per reading fee.

Simultaneous is also allowed but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere.

PLEASE make sure you've read at least one of our things that you want to be rubbing shoulders with. So read at least one nonfiction bro. You catch the drift.

500-5000 words.

Submit all things COVID-19-related here, or Corona-related, or even SARS-CoV-2 (for the scientists).

General  Submission Guidelines

All written submissions are to be in a standard font. Don't burn our eyeballs with a squiggly one. Try and double space all submissions (poetry is the special case: go wild with a single-spacing if you want)

Multiple submissions are allowed. 1 submission per reading fee.

Simultaneous is also allowed but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere.

PLEASE make sure you've read at least one of our things that you want to be rubbing shoulders with. If you're a poet, look at at least one poem. You catch the drift.

Submissions for Black Lives Matter-related work. Literature (Fiction, non-fiction, poetry), artwork, photography.

General  Submission Guidelines

All written submissions are to be in a standard font. Don't burn our eyeballs with a squiggly one. Try and double space all submissions (poetry is the special case: go wild with a single-spacing if you want)

Multiple submissions are allowed. 1 submission per reading fee.

Simultaneous is also allowed but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere.

PLEASE make sure you've read at least one of our things that you want to be rubbing shoulders with. If you're a poet, look at at least one poem. You catch the drift.