WORDS is a web series designed to showcase young, unpublished writers around the country, and expose readers to different kinds and styles of poetry, prose, and short fiction. We offer free reviews, feedback, and a chance at web publication for any writer who wishes to submit with us. Follow the instructions at the bottom of this page for more information about submissions.
A self-styled “punk poet Victorian Dandy outlaw”, Matthew Bennett has been writing since age 5, and is pursuing a degree in History from East Tennessee State University. He has published two books, Outlawisms from Highway 126 and Heart of the Panther, with a third, Nonsensical Mongrel, available soon. Bennett’s work resides somewhere between the improvisational jazz of Kerouac and the snide observations of early Bukowski.
Read/download five of his poems for free here.
Kate Dolinger is a poet and prose writer who works in a “woven essay” style, combining multiple narratives for one cohesive story. She holds a degree in English from Bluefield College, and has been influenced by Sylvia Plath, Greggory Orr, and Oscar Wilde. Dolinger has had work published in The Dead Mule and presented at an international English convention.
Read three of her most recent pieces, via a free downloadable PDF here.
If you would like to submit to WORDS, please send three samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with “WORDS Submission” as the subject line. Accepted formats include: .rtf, .doc, & .docx files. Submission does not guarantee publication. Thank you.