Waving Hands Review
Submissions Guidelines


We prefer that manuscripts and artwork be anonymous so that they can be judged on a qualitative basis. Therefore, for written submissions, please remove your name from the manuscript itself, and from headers that may be on multi-page submissions. The Submission Manager form that you fill out for each piece will contain all the contact information that we need. Of course, artwork that is signed is acceptable; we just want the selection process to be as fair as possible.

Submissions must be uploaded as a Word (.doc or .docx) or rich-text format (.rtf) file. If you are not familiar with the .rtf format, simply do a Google search for "Saving files in rich text format." Mac users, please save your file so the filename includes the ".rtf" file extension. Files that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.


  • Limit of 10 pages per submission.
  • Double space all submissions. Use a 12 point font, Times New Roman preferred. 


  • No more than 5 submissions per person.
  • Poems must be 50 lines or fewer and spaced as they would appear on the page.

Note: Waving Hands Review reserves the right to correct typos and obvious spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors in submissions accepted for publication. You will be contacted if we like your submission but feel additional editorial changes are needed. If you are intentionally using unconventional punctuation or spelling in a poem, for example, you should note it in the “Comments” box on the Submission Manager page, and/or on a cover page with the submission itself.   


Waving Hands Review publishes photographs and artwork in color and in black and white. Waving Hands Review reserves the right to convert color submissions to grayscale or black and white for inclusion in the magazine unless you specify otherwise in the “Comments” box on the Submission Manager page. Submit digital images only. Use standard image extensions (.GIF or .JPG). Resolution should be 300 dpi or higher. If the file is too large to send (over 8MB), try reducing the dimensions of the image. We publish in a 6” X 9” format, so please consider these dimensions when choosing your submissions.

Note: Waving Hands Review reserves the right to select and edit artwork and photography for space and design reasons without notifying the submitter.

Note: If you need to digitize your photographic prints or artwork, CNCC Rangely has two scanners in the library and one in the “fishbowl.” If you have never scanned an image before, we can offer some technical assistance, time permitting. Please contact leana [dot] cox [at] cncc [dot] edu (Leana Cox) Employee Directory for assistance. CNCC Craig has scanners in the Computer Lab. The Computer Lab also functions as a classroom, so please contact wade [dot] stewart [at] cncc [dot] edu (Wade Stewart) Employee Directory for assistance at (970) 824-1127. Availability of the Craig scanners is generally best in the mornings.