Submissions Now Open

Fundamentally, maps portray associations between locations and objects or events of importance. For example, a map of London can take on many forms beyond the traditional road map: maps of docks, maps of museums, maps of murders, poverty, rivers, etc. One can map good pubs or bad ones, locations of hook-ups, break-ups, or parties. Maps are central to many classic works of literature. And behind every map is the story of its creation – often an amazing tale in itself. If you have a map in mind when you write about your city, The Wells Street Journal wants to hear from you!

Accepting submissions until October 1st, 2019.

Submission Categories

Non-Fiction    Short Story

Flash Fiction      Poetry

Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions are to be emailed to a separate attached .doc or .docx file.
  • Please put your title in the subject box and whether it is a poem, short story, non-fiction or flash fiction.
  • Your writing should involve the city in some way.
  • Short stories should be no longer than 3,000 words. Flash fiction should be less than 1,000 words. Your writing should be original and previously unpublished.
  • Please include a short biography to accompany your writing.
  • Unfortunately we are not able to offer feedback on all submissions.
  • The Wells Street Journal is published biannually in April and December.