Pwatem accepts fiction, non-fiction, scripts and plays as well as all forms of poetry. We are open to all styles and genres. We typically publish pieces no longer than 3500 words in length. Please include your entire submission as one attachment. Multiple poems should be in one file. Please format your submission in Times New Roman and 12 point font with your name and contact information included in the file. Submit no more than three written works at a time— if you do, our staff will randomly select three to review, and these will be the works on which you receive feedback.

We also accept short fiction, poetry, creative and academic nonfiction as well as interviews for publication on our website.


All submissions are reviewed by our full staff in the order in which they are received. The staff of Pwatem are all undergraduates of various majors so please allow 3-6 weeks for our response. For written pieces, the editors may propose edits. The writer will work closely with one of the editors to develop the piece, meaning that the writer ultimately makes the decision of what will or will not change. This process generally takes 3-4 weeks.

For pieces that are accepted for our website, please allow at least 2-4 weeks for publication.

The editors of Pwatem look forward to reading all submissions.

Pwatem Literature and Art Journal