General Guidelines

Manuscripts and artwork are judged in a non-partial manner 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.

GUIDELINES FOR WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS: Submissions should 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. Prose
  • Limit of 10 pages per submission.
  • Double space all submissions. Use a 12 point font, Times New Roman preferred.
Poetry
  • No more than 5 submissions per person.
  • Poems must be 50 lines or fewer and spaced as they would appear on the page.
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 your submission is accepted for publication but we 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.

GUIDELINES FOR ARTWORK AND PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMISSIONS: 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. Files should be submitted in jpeg or tiff formats. Resolution should be 300 dpi or higher. If the file is too large to send (over 30MB), try reducing the dimensions of the image. Waving Hands is published in a 6” X 9” format, so please consider these dimensions when choosing your submissions. 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, both campuses of CNCC have scanning capabilities. In Rangely, contact Leana Cox in the Library and in Craig, check with Information Central at 970.824.1101.