Please refer to individual categories for all category-specific guidelines and length restrictions.
Your cover letter must include a brief biography (60 word maximum), providing evidence of your military service. NOTE: This is the only category that does NOT require the writer to have a connection to Upstate New York. The writer must have personally served in any branch of the United States military, but veterans do not have to have served in combat.
Please indicate if your work has been submitted simultaneously to another publication. You may include your name on the piece.
Please note that all submissions in Veterans Writing will generally be considered both by our Veterans Writing editor, and also by the appropriate editor for the genre of the work (poetry, fiction, etc.). This means your submission may take longer to review than usual. If you do not hear from us by November 1st, please contact us by email.