We are currently accepting submissions about personal experiences with breast cancer:
1. Feature essays (700 - 1500 words)
3. Blog posts (250 - 500 words)
4. Artwork: photography and illustrations (this can be a collection or a solo piece)
Please email your finished pieces or idea pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short introduction about yourself (including your breast cancer diagnosis, your age at diagnosis, and your current age) and a link to any previously published writing (if you have it – not required). If we accept your article or idea, we’ll send you an email within 1 - 2 weeks to let you know. Please note that if we agree to read your article based on an idea pitch, we are under no obligation to publish it. Although we value originality, we are not opposed to re-publishing stories that have been previously published, particularly if they were previously published on your blog.
annual MBC: YOUNG & STAGE IV, Vol 3, No 5; Submissions: closed; Publication: Sept 30, 2018
PARENTING WITH BREAST CANCER, Vol 3, No 6; Submission Deadline: October 25, 2018; Publication: November 30, 2018
SELF-CARE, Vol 4, No 1; Submission Deadline: December 25, 2018; Publication: January 30, 2019
GENETICS, Vol 4, No 2; Submission Deadline: February 25, 2019; Publication: Mar 30, 2019
LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS, Vol 4, No 3; Submission Deadline: April 25, 2019; Publication: May 30, 2019
annual BODY, Vol 4, No 4; Submission Deadline: June 25, 2019; Publication: July 30, 2019
annual MBC: YOUNG & STAGE IV, Vol 4, No 5; Submission Deadline: August 25, 2019; Publication: Sept 30, 2019
SOCIAL, Vol 4, No 6; Submission Deadline: October 25, 2019; Publication: November 30, 2019
If you aren't sure if your piece fits one of the above themes, or you know for sure it does not but believe our audience would be interested, please submit it anyway. It may be perfect for a theme yet to be announced.
Our WILDFIRE contributors are: honest, funny, optimistic, clever, creative, and, most importantly, passionate. We suggest you familiarize yourself with our past issues and attitude before submitting content. Currently, we do not pay for accepted work, but if we select your piece for publication you will be rewarded with a free one-year subscription or extension to WILDFIRE Magazine. All published pieces will receive a byline and link. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to working with you!
PS. May I swear in my essay, artwork?
Yes. Let's be realistic: for most people – young people especially – cancer involves a fair amount of salty language. As the author Liz Gilbert puts it in the preface of her podcast, Magic Lessons: we are “adults having adult conversations. Occasionally there may be adult language."
Online Submission Form for Bios and/or Full Pitches (scroll down for the form):
We would love to hear from you! Questions, concerns, and/or general comments may be sent to email@example.com. Alternatively at the bottom of this page you can sign up to receive alerts from us, such as when new issues of WILDFIRE come out.
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Letters to the Editor
We want to hear your feedback! If we include yours in an upcoming issue, you will be rewarded with a free 3-issue digital subscription or extension to WILDFIRE Magazine. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or simply use the form below. Letters may be edited for length and style. Please specify in your correspondence your name, your breast cancer diagnosis and age at diagnosis (if applicable), and the city, state in which you reside. Please specify whether you would prefer us not to publish your last name and/or location.