Submissions Now Open

In busy cities, disruptions are an inevitability. Whether it’s a train delay at rush hour, a crime having been committed en route to work, getting stuck in traffic, a road closure, navigating through a crowd on a busy street, taking a spontaneous trip to the pub, or even the break up of a relationship, they are impossible to avoid. Disruptions can occur at any time, at any place, and are often the subject of a great anecdote. Thus, disruptions are a crucial element of literature, as they can be used as an inciting incident of a riveting tale. So, if you have a story to tell about a disruption in your city, The Wells Street Journal would like to hear from you!

Accepting submissions until February 21st, 2020.

Submission Categories

Non-Fiction    Short Story

Flash Fiction      Poetry

Submission Guidelines

Your piece of writing should be based on the given theme.

All submissions are to be emailed to in a separately attached .doc, .docx or PDF file.

Please put the title of your work in the Subject box and mention the category it falls under (poem, short story, flash fiction, etc).

Please attach a small description (no more than 2-3 lines) about yourself to your submission. 

Simultaneous submissions remain acceptable as long as the contributor informs us about the decision to submit the given work elsewhere as soon as it has been made.

The work submitted to the Wells Street Journal must exclusively belong to the contributor(s).

Your work should remain unpublished during the time of submission to the Wells Street Journal.

Short stories should be no longer than 2,000 words, whereas any work of flash fiction should remain under 1,000 words.

Unfortunately, feedback on rejected submissions will not be provided.

By making a submission to the Wells Street Journal, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of use. 

The Wells Street Journal reserves the right to reject any form of submitted work and holds no obligation to give any reason whatsoever for the rejection of the same.

When you submit your work, you agree to let the Wells Street Journal monitor and moderate the shared information to ensure its accordance with any regulatory process or code of ethics of the University of Westminster or the journal itself.