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Hello, Writers!

Send us your personal essays, flash fiction, and short poetry that explore how fashion and style influences and affects our lives for publication on our blog, Story. Not only are we interested in work that directly deals with clothing, shoes, and accessories, but we also encourage various explorations and interpretations of the larger topic of “style.” Don’t be afraid to show us what you’ve got! 

Currently, we are in need of personal essays most, but we will consider any genre you send our way. For specific genre guidelines, please refer to their respective sections below. Please read our archive and our latest posts to get a sense of what we're seeking. 

We publish roughly one piece per month, and each piece is accompanied by a unique illustration. With many of our own professional copywriters being independent creative writers and literature lovers, it’s important to us to give lots of love to our contributors.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

  • Your work must not be previously published.

  • If you are submitting your work elsewhere, please tell us, and let us know as soon as possible if it has been accepted elsewhere.

  • You may submit only once in each genre; 1 fiction piece, 1 nonfiction piece, or up to 3 poems.

  • Print submissions will not be considered.

  • Response time will vary depending on the volume of submissions received.

We are not offering payment at this time, but we do offer a wide range of readership, good exposure, and mad props!

COVER LETTER

Along with your submission, please submit a brief cover letter containing:

  • Your submission’s genre

  • Your submission’s word count if prose and line count if poetry

  • A brief bio

All submissions should adhere to the guidelines below according to their genre.

NONFICTION

We especially want personal essays and nonfiction that reads like fiction, grabs our attention, and teaches us something. Feel free to send an excerpt of a larger work if you believe that it can stand on its own. Please no criticism or book reviews. We ask that you double space your submissions and keep them under 1,500 words.

FICTION

Send us your well-crafted and innovative, style-inspired flash fiction. Feel free to send an excerpt of a larger work if you believe that it can stand on its own. Please double space your submissions and keep them under 1,500 words.

POETRY

We want poetry that integrates the topics of personal style and fashion in innovative ways. Because of our blog platform, we encourage poems that are no longer than about 40 lines and with a more traditional form. While we appreciate experimental forms and approaches to poetry, we want to make sure our platform doesn’t compromise the work.

Still have questions? Email us at writtenwardrobeinfo@modcloth.com.


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