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Submissions Will Open Fall 2024 

(Submissions in Spanish are Welcome)

Submit to our Kind Writers Contest

  • Winner(s) will be chosen by an established artist of the community​.

  • 1st place will receive a prize of $150.

  • 2nd place (honorable mention) will receive a prize of $50.

  • Winner(s) will be featured in our magazine and on our website.

  • Each genre has the same submission guidelines as our general submissions.

  • All genres will be submitting to the same contest (there are not separate prizes for each genre).

  • Submissions for our Kind Writers Contest are automatically considered for our general submissions.

  • Must include a brief biography that highlights your acts of kindness in the community.
  • Reading fee is $10.

  • In order to make our contest submissions more accessible, we provide the "donate what you can" option through our website:

    • Attach PayPal receipt to the submission e-mail (you may also attach the receipt to your Submittable general submission)


*We want everyone to feel welcome to submit. Please, let us know if you don't see your form of creative expression listed here. We are happy to find a space for you to submit your work! Send us a message



For all submissions:

  • Submit through the following options:

  • E-mail subject line - specify the type of submission. Ex: "Nonfiction General Submission."

  • Cover page: your name, address, phone number, brief bio​, and email address.

  • Format: 12-point font, double spaced (except poetry), numbered pages.

  • Submissions must be in a single document or PDF.

  • Comic versions of any genre are welcome.

  • Submissions in Spanish are welcome.

  • Multiple submissions are welcome (must pay a separate reading fee per contest submission).

  • By submitting to Kind Writers, you give Kind Writers permission to publish your work with the following publishing terms and conditions.  


  • Up to 5 poems (maximum 10 pages total).

  • We welcome spoken word:

    • Must include written format and a link to video or audio on a social media platform. 


  • Up to 3,500 words.

  • Double spaced.


  • Up to 3,500 words.

  • Double spaced.


  • Up to 5 pieces of art, including photography.

  • Include details of the medium, including any modifications made to photos.

  • Must be in an easily accessible format, such as .jpg

General Submissions

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