Submission Guidelines

Wild Garlic publishes on a quarterly schedule, with issues organized around a theme or question. Submissions are CLOSED.

During our open calls Wild Garlic accepts submissions from women-identified writers anywhere in the world, but holds space especially for emerging writers from the Brooklyn Women’s Writing Group–visit our page on if you are interested in joining. Please send submissions to

We publish two sections: Features and Responses. All submissions will be read blind by our team.


These are typically longer pieces of writing in any genre which have some relationship to the issue’s theme. Word count limit is capped at 5,000 words. Wild Garlic accepts simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere so we may withdraw it. We gladly accept submissions with visual components (painting, drawing, comics) as well. We prefer writing submissions to be sent in MS Word or Google Docs, and visual submissions as PDFs or high-resolution JPGs.


These are shorter pieces of writing, often completed during a session of the Brooklyn Women’s Writing Group as a free write, which respond to the theme or an open-ended question in the spirit of the issue’s theme. Responses are the jots, scraps, and glimpses into the writer’s process. In keeping with the length of the biweekly group, the response must be written (and edited) in an hour’s time. They are capped at 500 words and can be in any genre.