Submission Guidelines


 Issue 2013-14, open Jul 1 thru Aug 30 2013

CWC members are invited to submit their published or unpublished work following the guidelines below. Submissions are blind-read and work meeting a threshold of quality and interest will be published. Minor editing, enhancing/correcting presentation, may be performed. While satire and parody are welcome, proselytizing or potentially libelous material as well as pornographic forays, and/or gratuitous vulgarity and obscenity will not be considered. Rejections will be accompanied with editors’ suggested improvements.

Send submissions, for this issue only, as an email attachment to Dave LaRoche,, “CWC Lit-Review” in the subject line.

General Guidelines (Nonconforming work will not be considered)

  • Prose: 2500 words or fewer: fiction, memoir, or essay (excerpts if the submission can be judged as a complete story). Poetry of 40 lines or fewer. Photography and graphics through arrangement with the editor
  • A maximum of two submissions per member, separate files, will be accepted per issue
  • The author must have the rights to convey rights for this one-time use by the CWC
  • Work selected will be published “as is” except for (possible) minor change after proofing

Preparing Your Submission (electronic, via email only)

Body of email:

  • Author’s name, email address, and branch affiliation
  • Title(s), word count, and genre: fiction, memoir, essay, or poetry
  • Statement must be included: “I, (name here) own and convey the right to publish this/these work(s) (title or titles here) for this one time publication in the CWC Literary Review.”

Attachment(s)–your artistic work:

  • Pages numbered in footer, prefer bottom center. Do not use a cover sheet
  • Each page will contain the title of the work; once above the body of the work on the first page. Include the notation, NF-M, NF-E, poetry or fiction. Please, no other identifying information
  • MSWord:, rtf format
  • Left justified, one and one-half line spacing, New Times Roman 12 pt font
  • One-inch margins around. Note: present poetry in the form you expect it to be published.
  • No page breaks, special leading, or any other unusual text manipulation or spacing