Write for Us

We are looking for the best writing from members of The Diamond Valley Writers Guild. You must be a member to submit.

  1. We accept short stories, essays, personal memoirs, poetry, book excerpts--in short, anything with literary merit. We do not accept religious, political, or erotic work.

  2. We prefer all submissions to be no longer than 1500 words. Any length greater than this will be considered, but has less chance getting published.

  3. Please send your short story, essay, personal memoir, poetry, or book excerpt as a WORD documentAt the top of your submission, include your name, phone number, email address and word count.

  4. With any work you send, please include a short personal biography, author website address, author photograph, and, if you have one, a photo or illustration that compliments your submission.

  5. We do not pay for submissions. Perhaps in the future, but for now we are the members of the non-profit Diamond Valley Writers Guild.  We publish Straitjackets Magazine for the joy of sharing our work with others.

  6. We expect only one time rights. We will consider reprint material.

  7. The deadline for the Summer 2019 issue is June 23, 2019.

Submit your work by sending an e-mail and attachments to  straitjacketsmagazine@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you.
The Straitjackets staff