The Wellington Street Review is currently on hiatus.


Before you submit, we strongly recommend you look over ethos, FAQs and previous issues to familiarise yourself with what we’re looking for.



  • Please send up to five poems as a .doc or .docx attachment to
  • In the body of your email, please include your name, a cover note and a brief third person biography (approx. 75 words)
  • If applicable, we encourage you to include a commentary on the poem(s) and what they mean to you on a separate attachment.
  • Poems can be any length or format


  • Please send up to two pieces of 3,000 words or less as a .doc or .docx attachment to
  • In the body of your email, please include your name, a cover note and a brief third person biography (approx. 75 words)
  • Flash fiction pieces must be under 300 words
  • Short story pieces must be between 300-3,000 words

Essays & Creative Non-Fiction

  • Any essay must contain at least two independent published sources to be considered for publication
  • Please send your submission of 3,500 words or less to
  • Please ensure your piece is of a suitable structure and your spelling and grammar has been checked to the best of your ability
  • All submissions should follow MHRA style guidelines and citations should be formatted as endnotes.
  • In the body of your email, please include your name, a cover note and a brief third person biography (approx. 75 words)


We welcome guest contributors for our features section, which is published between issues. If you would like to get involved, please send a a short pitch and a brief third person biography to with the subject heading ‘FEATURE PITCH’. Please note most of our features are between 3,000-4,000 words long, and we are unlikely to accept a piece which runs below 2,000


We welcome art, all forms of review, sewing patterns, compositions, Cowardian laments for long-lost aunts and whatever else your mind can conceive. Please email as an attachment to with a brief third person biography and an introduction to your work.

All submission subject lines should be formatted ‘SUBMISSION: <POETRY/ESSAY/PROSE>’

  • We welcome submissions from everyone, but we are especially interested in hearing BIPOC, Disabled and LGBT voices
  • The Wellington Street Review is accessible to everyone, so we ask that submissions be free of gratuitous swearing, sexual language or violence
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your piece has been accepted elsewhere
  • As editors, we reserve the right to discuss submissions with their authors and suggest reasonable editing

We do not support:

  • Any racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic content
  • Any TERF/SWERF rhetoric
  • Any iterations of Islamophobia, antisemitism or any form of religious intolerance

Any submissions containing the above will be deleted and you will be prevented from submitting again. We take a zero tolerance policy on abuse and harrassment.

Any submissions not adhering to these guidelines will be deleted unread.

If you have any further questions, please see our FAQ page, or contact us at the above email address



Our goal is to respond to all of our submissions as soon as possible. Please allow up to  six weeks for a reply to your submission. If you have not heard from us in this time frame, please feel free to follow up!

While the editing decision is final, a rejection does not mean we never want to hear from you again. We love repeat submissions, so please do not let this deter you.

If you have any questions about your submission, please do not hesitate to contact us at or via our Twitter.


By submitting to the Wellington Street Review, you are agreeing to grant us one-time non-exclusive rights if your work is accepted.  We will ask your permission to feature your writing with links to your social media for promotional purposes in the run up to and after its publication.


If your work is accepted, we may suggest some edits. This will always be done with the writer, and we will never take any action without your approval. You will be emailed a mock-up of your piece as it will appear in our issue prior to publication.

Please note we may make some minor edits to the form of a submission prior to publication in order to fit with our house style. These will be in the form of indentation, dashes etc. and are intended to aid the cohesion of the issue as a whole. You will be emailed a mock-up of your piece prior to publication, and any questions are very welcome.


By submitting to the Wellington Street Review, you are confirming that all work sent for consideration is yours and yours alone.

We are happy to accept pastiches of and homages to established poets (see To Wilfred; Fy Duw) provided that they credit the original writer and fit our submission guidelines. All poems styled ‘After’ will require a link to the original published work.

We reserve the right to run plagiarism checks on any work submitted to us. Any person found to be plagiarising (in line with the University of Oxford’s plagiarism standard, which includes but is not limited to verbatim quoting; collusion; failure to acknowledge assistance, and use of material written by professional agencies or other persons) will be prevented from submitting to the Wellington Street Review. We also make every effort to reach out to the plagiarised party. If you suspect a piece of plagiarism in line with the guidelines stated above, do not hesitate to contact the editors. Please note that all reports will be taken extremely seriously, and you should have evidence to back up your case wherever possible.


Regrettably, we cannot offer our contributors payment at this time. Our goal is to promote excellent writing from emerging and established voices, and in order to be accessible to everyone we do not charge a submission or a reading fee.

We can, however, offer all our love and support to all of the members of our community, here and in all future writing endeavours!

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