Authors and artists are not paid for their submissions. However, each contributing author and artist is profiled in the issue to which they contribute and is listed in the Regional Resource Directory on our website, along with their personal website address and other relevant information. Authors and artists contributing to a particular issue of the Journal also receive a free printed copy of that issue and may purchase additional copies at the Early Bird rate (15% discount off the retail price) after the sale ends. Four Winds Journal reaches a broad selection of readers through social media and conventional advertising, which also greatly increases authors’ exposure.
Scholarly papers may not exceed 10,000 words and should include an abstract of no more than 150 words, references and tables (if any), following APA style (6th edition) as closely as possible. Please refer to the table, 7 Most Common APA Errors! References should be as complete as possible: include the author’s name, book or article title, translator or editor (if applicable), city of publication, name of publisher, date, and page numbers.
Fiction and nonfiction may not exceed 4000 words and should include a very brief statement of the author’s intended message (50 – 100 words). Poetry submissions are limited to 3 poems per author, saved to a single file and separated by page breaks.
All manuscripts should be written in clear, grammatical, and fluent English. We will consider submissions by authors for whom English is not a primary language, but they must be checked carefully by a reader who is fluent in English before they are sent to us.
All manuscripts should be submitted as Word documents using 12 point Times New Roman font.
Art work may include original photography, prints, sculpture, drawings, or paintings. All art work should be submitted in high resolution JPEG format.
Include a separate Word document with the title of the manuscript or art work, author(s)’ names, qualifications, and contact information (postal and email addresses, phone, fax, and website), and a brief biography (1-2 paragraphs) of each author.
Send submissions as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org . Word documents for written work and jpgs for art work.
If your submission is accepted, you will be contacted by one of our editors to discuss our publishing procedures, including suggested editing or other changes.
Four Winds Journal retains the right to use an article in all substantially complete versions of a single issue of our journal. We also request the right to use the piece in the promotion of Four Winds Journal, and to authorize single-copy reproductions for academic purposes. All other rights are retained by the author.