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PFN – WayWords Literary Journal Seeks Submissions on the Theme of “Masquerade”

August 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Issue 8: open call!


Editor’s tip: Characters like to hide, sometimes in plain sight. Show us your character’s hidden truth behind the mask.

With so many varied options for writers around the world, we want this journal to inspire fresh ideas for pieces new and old with our chosen themes and tributes at the heart. We’re excited to publish first-time writers, seasoned authors, and everything in between. For self-willed writers who dare to break the mold, WayWords welcomes everyone using words as a way forward.  We want to see fresh, inspiring pieces; give us chills, fill us with awe. Show the best (and worst) parts of your fictional world.


Flash Fiction: up to 1,000 words, Short Story: 1,000 to 5,000 words


Essay: up to 5,000 words, Narrative Nonfiction: up to 5,000 words


Up to 15 lines; up to 2 pieces

Submissions & Formatting

We hold simultaneous open calls and require specific Title Information (below) to ensure the correct team reviews your work.

Entries must meet the following general formatting requirements:

Arial or Times New Roman, size 10 or 12pt, black text only

Single spaced

No extra spaces between lines or paragraphs except for scene breaks.

1″ empty margins on all four sides

0.5″ (12.7mm) or Tab indentations for all paragraphs

Do not use the spacebar for indentations

Empty line for scene breaks

Do not include your title a second time before your entry.

Tip: Keep things simple!

The Writer’s Workout uses industry standard formatting; it’s designed to let the work shine without extra flourishes and unnecessary efforts. You can find great examples of industry standard formatting in a traditionally published book.


August 20
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


WayWords Literary Journal


The Writer’s Workout
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