Submissions are now officially open for WELTER [Volume 53 Fall/Winter 2018]! We are seeking your previously unpublished work* in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art. Please be sure to check out the genre-specific guidelines below.
We want to be clear as a journal that we are not only seeking work from current university staff and students, but from the the arts community at large. A degree (or degree-seeker) holds no authority to the written word (or visual art), and as readers we welcome all perspectives. As Welter celebrates diversity: authors are not obligated, but encouraged to self-disclose identity information in a cover letter. Please do not put your name anywhere on your submission file so we can assure anonymous and fair readings.
* We will accept a piece that’s currently up at any of your personal social media sites, we just ask you to remove it before publication.
it’s ok not to know.
Later we know
Daddy was a dick
I knew. I saw.
A pure D dick
huge as my aspirations.
Huge like I never was.
Huge like the count of his chirren
(it’s what a dick do).
Huge like what the landlord say we owe.
Huge like hunger.
Touch my tummy
feel that empty crisscross ripple across your fingers.