We are currently accepting submissions about personal experiences with breast cancer:

1. Feature essays (750 - 1500 words)

2. Poems

3. Artwork: photography and illustrations (this can be a collection or a solo piece)
Please email your finished pieces or idea pitches to 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.

Production Calendar:

annual MBC: YOUNG & STAGE IV, Vol 4, No 5; Submissions closed; Publication: Oct. 1, 2019 **Guest editor: Rethink Breast Cancer

SOCIAL, Vol 4, No 6; Submission Deadline: October 25, 2019; Publication: December 1, 2019

CHANGEMAKERS, Vol 5, No 1; Submission Deadline: December 15, 2019; Publication: February 1, 2020

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):

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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 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.

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