Fifth Wednesday Journal is an independent print literary magazine published twice a year. The first issue was released in November 2007. There are no paid staff, but 30 to 35 volunteer staff work on each issue. The twenty-first issue will be released in November 2017. There is no charge for submissions; submissions are accepted only through Submittable.
FWJ Plus is our online literary magazine, now three years old. It is also published twice a year and is available from our website, fifthwednesdayjournal.org.
More information, including the TOC and contributors' bios are available on our website.
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essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art
Literary; best to visit the website and view selections from the magazine.
Recent Awards Received
Pushcart, Best American Short Stories, Best American Mystery Stories, Best American Essays, New Stories from the Midwest
Kim Addonizio, Marge Piercy, Achy Obejas
Submissions guidelnes posted on web site.
Simultaneous submissions accepted
1 - 6 months
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Fifth Wednesday Books, Inc.
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20.00 / Institution $17.00
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Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
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