The Seventh Wave

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Seventh Wave is 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’re looking for unique perspectives, distinctive voices, and novel takes on our current issue, and are committed to being as inclusive as possible. 

Our current issue, Issue 11: "Actionable Storytelling," is now open for submissions and will close December 13, 2019. We invite writers, artists, activists, and creators to take part in a global conversation that examines the complexities of our deep-seated narratives. In conjunction with reviewing these guidelines, please read the full call for submissions for Issue 11, "Actionable Storytelling," here

As with every issue, we welcome two types of works / applicants:

  • Digital Magazine. This is for the writer or artist who wants to be published in our current issue. We charge a nominal fee for submission because we are a volunteer-run organization dedicated to paying our contributors and genre editors. We care about words and we care about people: we respond to every submission and are dedicated to making that happen within 2-3 months. Proceeds here go toward our contributors and the basic costs of maintaining our publication. We appreciate your interest in submitting and the collective support from our community in helping to elevate these necessary voices and conversations. If this entry fee is prohibitive, please email us at 

  • Residency Applicant. This is for the writer or artist who requires collaboration as a part of their process. We now offer two residencies per year, each anchored to one coast (Rhinebeck, NY, in the summer and Bainbridge, WA, in the winter). We are proud to work with 25% of our published writers and creatives in-person, and are humbled to provide the space for this work to take place. Those who apply to our residency are automatically considered for publication within the issue itself, and therefore, if you are not selected for the residency, you are still considered for publication within the issue. If you have any questions whatsoever about this process, please do reach out. If this entry fee is prohibitive, please email us at 
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