Submission Rules

We are accepting submissions of student work, including short fiction, poetry, screenplays, non-fiction (essays, reviews, etc.), art, photography, performances, short films and audio files in the following categories:

Photography & Multimedia Arts (Art, Songs, Films, Etc.)

English 112 Textbook Cover Contest (Deadline: November 30, 2016)

Please see below for rules of submission. For any other questions, contact us using the contact page or email us at

Here is the Submission Form that you need to attach to each email along with your submission.

If you are an instructor submitting on behalf of a student, please attach Teacher Submission Form to the email.

Feel free to download the Microsoft Word document of the The Wake Review 2016 Submission Guidelines.

Fall Deadline: Januayr 31st by midnight.

General Submission Requirements

  • Students must be enrolled in at least one credit hour in either the Fall or Spring semesters. This means if one transfers out in the Spring semester, he or she is still eligible to submit and be published if chosen.
  • Students are allowed five submissions total. One can submit multiple pieces in different categories (ex. three in photography, two in fiction).
  • Each submission should be emailed separately. Submissions and submission forms should be attached (not copied and pasted) and sent to from a Wake Tech email address
  • Include the category for consideration in the subject line of the email.
  • All titles of work should be actual titles—if one submits something like, “Project 1,” and “Project 2,” we will ask for a new title if chosen for publication. Works that are untitled will be titled “Untitled.”
  • All work should be the property of the author or creator.
  • All submissions will be considered for the cover of the 2016 edition. This includes written assignments, as they can inspire a certain type of picture, or even word art. If chosen, winner will receive a $50 bonus.
  • The Wake Review staff will respond to your submission email saying that we received the submission. If you do not receive a response within a week, please submit again.


Written Submission Requirements

(Fiction & Non-Fiction, Poetry)

  • The author’s name and the title of work should be on the first page.
  • Written works should not surpass the 3000 word maximum.
  • Fiction & Non-Fiction submissions should be in MLA format.
  • If the submission is an excerpt from a novel, please specify in both the submission form and the actual document (ex., ‘Excerpt from This is a Title’).
  • Poetry submissions should be in a basic font as well; however, spacing is up to the author due to creative purposes.
  • Submissions should be in Microsoft Word-friendly files like .doc or .doc(x).
  • All non-fiction essays should have a works cited page in the same document as the essay. The works cited page is not included in the word count.


Multimedia Arts & Photography  and Textbook Cover Contest Requirements

(Songs, graphic design, art, photography)

  • Submissions should not surpass 4MB. The website does not allow anything higher.
  • All photographs should be attached to the email in .jpeg
  • Photographs should not have watermarks on them. This means we would not be able to publish them due to copyright laws.
  • Any videos of performance should be uploaded to YouTube. In the email, please attach a Microsoft Word-friendly document of the lyrics as well as the link to the video. If it is a video of simply playing an instrument without any lyrics, please thoroughly describe the video/piece of music in the submission form, including title and composer. If it is an original, feel free to attach the sheet music.
  • Any short films should be uploaded to YouTube (if size allows—if not, email expressing concern). In the email, attach the script as well as the link to the video.
  • Pictures of any art (paintings, sculptures, etc.) should be of good quality and only encompass the item. If the quality is not up to standards, we will ask for a better picture if chosen for publication. If one does not have a way of taking a picture of the work (or would prefer a better quality picture), email expressing concern and we will have somebody take a picture for the artist.
  • Graphic design submissions should be attached to the email in .jpeg