The Seventh Wave Magazine, Inc.

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
The Seventh Wave is a BIPOC- and queer-led 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're a community of 250+ contributors spread across the globe, with a team of 12 helping to facilitate our multifaceted offerings. We publish 24-32 new writers, artists, and activists each year with a hands-on, collaborative editorial approach; offer three in-person residencies — ranging from four days to two weeks — on both coasts; and host two digital residencies per year, open to writers and artists from around the world. In this way, we seek to continue and deepen our relationships with contributors long past the point of publication; we want to create multiple opportunities for creative growth and be a home base for folks venturing out into the literary world. We build community for and with individuals who come from historically underrepresented backgrounds and perspectives to dig deeper into the hard conversations that impact our lives, our environments, and our relationships to one another. As an organization that champions art in the space of social issues, we approach everything we do with radical intimacy: from creating calls to publishing pieces, engaging with the public on social media to hosting residencies and events. We believe that honest dialogue has the potential to shift cultural paradigms over time. As such, human exchange, inclusivity, and accessibility are at our core, and foregrounded in our every editorial act. We live, we breathe, and we beckon this work.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Medium
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Joyce Chen
Contact Title
Executive Director
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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We use Submittable for submissions and only publish previously unpublished work.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. We require a 500-word cover letter with all applications, as our only barrier to entry is one of effort. We assign a $7 fee to all submissions, but are happy to waive this fee if it is cost prohibitive to any writer or artist, with no questions asked. We honor the work our editorial and selection teams put into the submission process, and are committed to responding to any and everyone who submits to our magazine in a timely fashion.
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
11 - 01 months
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Total Circulation
20,000 (views per issue)
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Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
Average Number Of Pages
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