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Fifth Wednesday Journal
miller@fifthwednesdayjournal.org
  • Type of organization
    magazine
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, Twitter
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    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.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    no
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Vern Miller
  • Contact title
    Publisher
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art
  • Focus
    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
  • Representative authors
    Kim Addonizio, Marge Piercy, Achy Obejas
  • Submissions policy
    Submissions guidelnes posted on web site.
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
    Yes
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    1 - 6 months
  • Author Payments
    copies, subscription
  • Number of paid staff
    0
  • Number of unpaid staff
    34
  • Wholesalers
    Fifth Wednesday Books, Inc.
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    70
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    3
  • ISSN Number
    1939-733X
  • Total Circulation
    500+
  • Paid Subscriptions
    150+
  • Individual Price
    20.00 / Institution $17.00
  • Insitutional Price
    20.00
  • Single Copy Price
    11.00
  • Back Issues Available
    yes
  • Ads?
    no
  • Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
    yes
  • If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published?
    1.0
  • Format
    perfect
  • Dimensions
    9 - 6
  • Average Number of Pages
    230

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