Yellow Arrow Journal is excited to announce the theme for our next issue:


Submissions for winter 2020, Vol. V, No. 1 will open November 1.

Interested in submitting to our next issue? See below for Submissions Guidelines and sign-up to our newsletter to receive updates about the Journal and Yellow Arrow Publishing. Please note that any submissions sent before November 1 will not be considered.

Any questions? Please email

If selected, you will receive $10.00 USD and one free hard copy of the Journal issue.

We receive many wonderful submissions but have limited room in each issue. Please do not be discouraged if your submission is not accepted or you missed the deadline—there will be more opportunities available to you in the future.

We are grateful that you would like to share your story with us and our readers.

Submissions Guidelines

  • Accepted submissions include creative nonfiction and poetry by authors that identify as women.

  • Submissions must relate to the theme, as interpreted by the author, with an optimistic, hopeful vibe.

  • Creative nonfiction (1 submission per author per issue) must be between 500 and 5,000 words (if over 5,000 words, please visit Publish With Us).

  • Poetry (up to 5 poems per author per issue, grouped into a single document) may be any length.

  • Submissions do not need to be in English but must include an English translation (note that it may not be possible to accept foreign nonfiction submissions due to editing concerns).

  • No previously published work will be accepted at this time—this includes all printed and online material; if a submission is published elsewhere in the interim, email immediately.

Cover Art Submission Guidelines

  • Cover art can be a painting, drawing, print, photo, graphic design, comic, or anything else that can be dreamed up by artists that identify as women, as related to the theme.

  • Artists must own all rights to the work submitted—if published or shown previously, artists must be able to list where and when.

  • If chosen, the artist must be able to supply the artwork at a resolution no lower than 300 dpi and at a size of 8 ½ x 11 cm, as a .jpeg/.jpg or .tiff/.tif.

Are you ready to submit?

Submissions open for Resilience (winter 2020, Vol. V, No. 1) on November 1. Any submissions sent before then will not be considered.

To submit to the next issue, send an email to and include:

  • Subject: Vol. #, no. # Theme – type of submission [nonfiction, poetry, or cover art]

  • Your full name, age, and current residence

  • Only for cover art submissions, a list of past publications/exhibits for your artwork

Attach your submission to your email. Accepted files for creative nonfiction and poetry submissions include .doc/.docx, .rtf, or .pdf—use minimal document and font sizing. Accepted files for cover art include .jpeg/.jpg, .tiff/.tif, .gif, .eps, or .psd—a low resolution is preferable at this time.

By sending your submission you agree to the following statements:

  • You are a writer (or artist) who identifies as a woman

  • You have read and submitted within the guidelines

Whether accepted to the next issue or not, all authors will receive an email—please do not email us to inquire about a submission.