Submission Rules

We accept submissions in the following categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, and multimedia art. If you would like to submit your work for consideration, send your submission to the following email:

For each individual submission, regardless of category, you must complete this Submission Form. If you are an instructor submitting on behalf of a student, please attach the Teacher Submission Form to each email.

Anonymous submissions are possible. If you want your submission(s) to be anonymous, send your work to Professor Mandy Kelly at If you have any questions, please use the Contact Us page or send us an email.

Our submission deadline is January 31st.

General Submission Requirements and Information

  • Students must be enrolled in at least one class in either the Fall or Spring semester. This means even if you transfer out of Wake Tech, you are still eligible to submit and be published if chosen.
  • Students are allowed up to five submissions in total. You 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 valid Wake Tech email address.
  • Include the category for consideration in the subject line of the email.
  • Each submission should have a unique title. If you submit something with a title such as “Project 1,” we will ask for a new title if your work is chosen for publication. Submissions without a proper title will be referred to as “Untitled.”
  • All work should be the property of the original author or creator.
  • You will receive a submission confirmation email. If you do not receive a response within 48 hours, 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 submissions should not exceed 3000 words.
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction submissions should be in MLA format.
  • If the submission is an excerpt from a larger work, please specify in both the submission form and the actual document.
  • Poetry submissions should be in a basic font; however, spacing is up to the author.
  • Submissions should be in Microsoft Word files such as .doc or .doc(x).
  • If applicable, 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 3000 word limit.

Multimedia Arts & Photography Requirements

(Songs, graphic design, art, photography)

  • Submissions should not surpass 4MB. This website does not allow anything higher.
  • All images should be attached to the email in .jpeg format.
  • Images should not have watermarks on them. This means we would not be able to publish them due to copyright laws.
  • Special note on dark or low-light images: If you submit a dark or low-light image and that submission is chosen to be published in the physical edition of the Wake Review, your image(s) will have to be brightened before being sent to the print shop. This may affect the quality and/or appearance of your submission.
  • Any videos of performances should be uploaded to YouTube. In the email, please attach a Microsoft Word 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 describe the video/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 In the email, attach the link to the video.
  • Pictures of art (paintings, sculptures, etc.) should be of good quality and only encompass the item to be featured. If the quality is not up to standards, we will ask for a better picture if your submission is chosen for publication. If you do 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.