Waving Hands Review

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Volume 5
May 2013

Waving Hands Issue 5

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Waving Hands Review, the literature and arts magazine of Colorado Northwestern Community College, seeks to publish exemplary works by emerging and established writers and artists of northwestern Colorado. We publish annually, in the spring, and welcome submissions during the school year between September 15 and February 15 in the following categories: 

  • Poetry, lyrics
  • Fiction
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Personal essays
  • Political essays, treatises, manifestos
  • Humorous essays, parodies
  • Serious or gonzo journalism, critical looks at culture.
  • Photography, manipulated photography, photo collages
  • Photographs of 2-D and 3-D artwork
  • Digital artwork, graphic design
  • Drawings, sketches, cartoons
  • Fragments—observations, aphorisms, errata 

All submissions must be your own, original work. See Rights Statement on the Submission Manager page.

You will be notified by email by March 31 if your submission has been accepted for publication. Please do not contact us; we will contact you.

Copyrights remain with you.

Editors’ Choice Awards of fifty dollars will be made in each of the following four categories: 1) artwork (including photography), 2) poetry, 3) fiction, 4) nonfiction (creative non-fiction, essays, journalism).

Fiction, creative non-fiction, and essays should not exceed 10 double-spaced pages. Poems should not exceed 50 lines. See Submission Guidelines for details.  

While we are open to a wide range of subjects and styles, we are not interested in work written exclusively for shock value, gratuitous sex or violence, or anything tastelessly racist or sexist, or cloyingly sentimental.

Waving Hands Review appreciates and carefully considers all submissions. We regret that we do not respond with editorial comments. The high volume of submissions simply does not allow our small staff to do so.