The Seventh Wave, Inc


Type Of Organization
Magazine
Phone
(425) 270-0691
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
The Seventh Wave is a 501(c)(3) arts and literary nonprofit that invites writers, artists, activists, and creators to take part in a conversation surrounding the most pressing social issues of our times. We are deeply rooted in the belief that genuine dialogue has the potential to shift cultural paradigms and discourses over time. Our organization is divided into three interrelated wings: editorial, engagement, and education. The online publication consists of two digital issues a year, each revolving around one of two coastal residencies. Though due to COVID, we are currently offering two five-month editorial residencies, which offer four artists a $500 stipend. We champion artists who are unlikely to exist so closely together because of their genre, artistic expression, POV, or background. Additionally, our interview series on Medium is a playground through which we engage with artists, organizations, athletes, and thinkers who are tackling social issues through their daily livelihoods. Offline, we host events, screenings, readings, and round table discussions pegged to each issue on both coasts, with the intent of bringing the digital conversation into real, person-to-person, practice. We are interested in building community for and with individuals who come from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to dig deeper into the hard conversations that impact how we view our lives, our environments, and our relationships to one another. We also work in schools and with community organizations for our education wing, bringing our contributors’ pieces into the classroom and teaching students about the art of the written word through the lens of story and craft. Our hope is that the life of a piece exists well beyond the moment we push publish.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Medium
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Brett Rawson
Contact Title
Director of Programs
Contact Email
Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, audio, video
Recent Awards Received
Literary Arts Emergency Fund (2020) ArtsWA Grant (2019)
Submissions Policy
We use Submittable for submissions and only publish previously unpublished work. We welcome all forms and genres, from flash fiction to audio illustrations, personal essays to film and plays. We are committed to paying every contributor.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Varies
Reporting Time
11 - 01 months
Author Payments
cash
Number Of Paid Staff
12
Number Of Unpaid Staff
1
Year Founded
2014
ISBN Number
978-1-71-521000-7
Average Print Run
500
Total Circulation
11,500 (views per issue)
Single Copy Price
$35
Back Issues Available
yes
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
no
Format
perfect
Average Number Of Pages
44

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