call for poetry and short fiction

Bring us your sweetly rusted, otherworldly, fantastically mundane, touched by magic writings. Bring us the words you write and can’t stop thinking about. Bring us writings about the things that haunt your daydreams, or night-dreams. Bring us the heart-beat-soft-matter that drives you to put pen to page or word to screen. And though we have a tender spot for emerging immigrant writer-poets who still dream of home in multiple languages, Kingdoms in the Wild eagerly invites all writers across all spectra to submit work. Karibu.


submissions are open

POEMS: Please submit 1-6 poems in a single spaced .doc or pdf file. Author name, info and short bio should be on the last page of the document.  Please include Poetry Submission in the subject line.

SHORT FICTION: We are looking for short literary and speculative fiction (up to 6,000 words).  Please include Short Story Submission in the subject line.

RIGHTS: On acceptance, Kingdoms in the Wild will acquire first North American serial & electronic rights and the right to promote your work in posts on our social media platforms. All rights revert to the author following publication  Compensation: While we would love to in the future, at this time Kingdoms in the Wild offers no monetary compensation for short fiction and poetry featured on our website. We hope this will change as we grow. Thank you.


Please submit to

Subject: Submissions


KITW is looking for unpublished work.  We are currently accepting simultaneous submissions, however, if your work is accepted elsewhere please immediately withdraw it from KITW submission.


Email: Subject: Submissions. Or you can reach us through the form on our contact page. 


Currently looking for interns to join our team. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter describing your interests and abilities to Email: Subject: Intern.