The Courtship of Winds publishes poetry, fiction, short dramatic pieces, essays, photography, art, and short pieces of music. We accept submissions throughout the year. Please read the guidelines for the specific type of work you are submitting. Please do not submit work in a particular genre more than once in a six-month period. Please include a short, third-person bio with your submission.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, provided the author immediately withdraws any work accepted elsewhere. Courtship does not publish previously published work.
You should expect a response within six months. We regret that we cannot currently pay for accepted work.
Submit 2-10 photographs or images of artistic works.
We are interested in essays that offer insightful observations of social, political or philosophical matters and which are written in an engaging, accessible style. Sharp, concise literary analysis, reportage, and travel writing are also welcome. Length should generally not exceed 10,000 words.
Submit up to 6 poems. We are open to all subjects and styles.
We are interested in short verse plays and one-act plays.
We are open to anything from very short fiction (aka "flash fiction," though we don't love that term) to substantial short stories or excerpts from novels. Length shouldn't exceed 10,000 words as a rule.
We are interested in short pieces (20 minutes max) of music that fit somewhere in the areas of contemporary classical, avant-garde jazz or experimental/progressive rock. We're not looking for anything that could be called conventional or "easy listening." Excerpts from longer works are fine.