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 invite writers, artists, activists, and creators to take part in a global conversation that examines the complexities of our deep-seated narratives. All of the information you will need to know is outlined in detail in each application form. For any questions regarding submissions, please reach out to  

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

  • Issue Contributor. This is for the writer or artist who wants to be published in our current issue. Once accepted, you will have a call with our Executive Director to welcome you to the wave and talk next steps. Our editorial process is intimate: you will work with two of our editors, and go through as many revisions as needed. We care deeply about helping your piece arrive at its fullest self. We ask every submitter to provide a short bio, a 500-word cover letter, and your submission in order to be considered for publication. That is because our magazine is not an outlet; it is a community of voices that extends beyond the point of publication. If you have any questions about submissions or if the submission fee is prohibitive, please email us at 

  • Residency Applicant. Applying to our Editorial Residency is for the writer or artist who requires collaboration as a part of their process. Due to COVID-19, our 2020 Rhinebeck Residency and 2021 Bainbridge Residency have been cancelled. This Editorial Residency is a five-month grant that awards 4 professional creatives with a $500 stipend, as well as publication. If our entry fee of $7 prohibitive (we have lowered our fee from $20 to $7 due to the environment we find ourselves in today), please email us at 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. 

We have been heartened by the responsiveness of writers, artists, and creators in this moment, and are always trying to respond to changing realities as humanly as possible. We look forward to getting to know your voice. 

The Seventh Wave