We’re a journal dedicated to the evocative art, poetry, and prose. We like the inventive, the original, and the different. We want the electric. We want the pieces that you have emptied yourself into. We want the imagery that startles us. We want characters that stir something inside of us that we don't understand. So let the boundaries of the non-artistic world fall behind. Those won't be necessary here.






if a piece of writing is sent and accepted by the winter tangerine review, does the winter tangerine review hold exclusive rights over it?
by Anonymous

Winter Tangerine Review holds first publishing rights and the right to republish the piece in a “Best of WTR” anthology or to feature it on our website for the forseeable future, or on promotional advertising, with author approval and consent.






FLASH MOB SUBMISSIONS!

wintertangerinereview:

Dear writers, dear artists, dear antelopes, dear firecrackers,

If you’ve been waiting for a sign to submit to WTR, here it is.

Winter Tangerine Review has opened our final 72-HOUR free-for-all submission period for Volume Four!  You can submit an unlimited amount of pieces (art, poetry, prose, film, and dramatic writing!), and receive a decision in three days or less. We’re hungry. Send it all.

The Flash Mob Period will also signal the (almost!) end of submissions for our fourth volume! This’ll be the last time you can submit to WTR in 2014. Don’t think about it. Don’t put it on your To-Do List. Just do it. Send us your work. We’re really excited to review it.

Last submission period, we received over 700 submissions during our Flash Mob period and like we said before, we can definitely beat that! Use hashtag #wtrflashmob on Twitter after submitting for a chance to win eBooks of all of WTR’s volumes so far! Shout out to Jacinta White and Grace Gorski who won one year subscriptions to WTR during our last Flash Mob period!

This is your last chance to submit to WTR before we close submissions until 2015!

What are you waiting for ? SUBMIT NOW!






FLASH MOB SUBMISSIONS!

wintertangerinereview:

Dear writers, dear artists, dear antelopes, dear firecrackers,

If you’ve been waiting for a sign to submit to WTR, here it is.

Winter Tangerine Review has opened our final 72-HOUR free-for-all submission period for Volume Four!  You can submit an unlimited amount of pieces (art, poetry, prose, film, and dramatic writing!), and receive a decision in three days or less. We’re hungry. Send it all.

The Flash Mob Period will also signal the (almost!) end of submissions for our fourth volume! This’ll be the last time you can submit to WTR in 2014. Don’t think about it. Don’t put it on your To-Do List. Just do it. Send us your work. We’re really excited to review it.

Last submission period, we received over 700 submissions during our Flash Mob period and like we said before, we can definitely beat that! Use hashtag #wtrflashmob on Twitter after submitting for a chance to win eBooks of all of WTR’s volumes so far! Shout out to Jacinta White and Grace Gorski who won one year subscriptions to WTR during our last Flash Mob period!

This is your last chance to submit to WTR before we close submissions until 2015!

What are you waiting for ? SUBMIT NOW!






Why does Volume 3 cost as much as Volume 1+2 if it's not in print?
by Anonymous

The digital version of Volume Three will cost $10, obviously no shipping and handling. We’ll edit that soon!






FLASH MOB SUBMISSIONS!

Dear writers, dear artists, dear antelopes, dear firecrackers,

If you’ve been waiting for a sign to submit to WTR, here it is.

Winter Tangerine Review has opened a 24-HOUR free-for-all submission period!  You can submit an unlimited amount of pieces (art, poetry, prose, film, and dramatic writing!), and receive a decision in three days or less. We’re hungry. Send it all.

The Flash Mob Period will also signal the (almost!) end of submissions for our Imaginary Homelands online feature, guest edited by Rosebud Ben-Oni so be sure to submit as many poems as you like to that as well! Imaginary Homeland submissions will be open until September 3rd, so if you’re still perfecting that poem, you’ve got time.This will also signal the opening of Short Film submissions and Dramatic Writing submissions! 

Last submission period, we received over 600 submissions during our Flash Mob period and we can definitely beat that! Use hashtag #wtrflashmob on Twitter after submitting for a chance to win eBooks of all of WTR’s volumes so far! 

WTR will hold at least two flash mob periods every time we open a call for submissions, so if you’ve got a flight today or you’re doing brain surgery, don’t fret - there’ll be more opportunities to show WTR all you’ve got.

What are you waiting for ? SUBMIT NOW!






Do you still offer feedback on submissions?
by Anonymous

We do! Just shoot us an email after you receive a decision and we’ll get back to you with 2-4 weeks.






TEXTS FROM LAST NIGHT, by Gabriella Gonzales, Winter Tangerine Review, Volume Three

Wishing I were bigger than these moments,
smothered in hands, passing through my old bodies,
shedding a luscious fur that drips from my shoulders
like a whore in a girlie magazine, wishing I were greater
than desire, so over its poesy whatever, wishing you hadn’t left
me in June, wishing you were here, kissing me goodbye in the porch light.
It’s a sweet montage, we’re laughing ugly and smiling at each other,
the night expanding like a lung. So we drive with all the windows down,
grinning into the blue, legs crossed, not both of them mine,
the car sliding down the road like a streaming blotch
on a reel of film. Lying on Sol’s couch, soft and molted,
palming my phone, your phantom weight on my stomach,
trying to send this, hoping at the very least to startle you into love,
not love with me, but love as a verb,
hoping you’ll see the bullshit in that sentence,
regretting this already.






Hey! Super excited to hear about what you guys are up to. Just a quick question, I read that Volume Three will be online. I preordered Volume Three. Am I getting an eBook version, or a print? Just thought I'd check, thanks!
by Anonymous

You’ll receive an email shortly with information on that! Thanks for supporting us!






What does the break from printing mean for currently submitted pieces? If accepted, will they appear only online?
by Anonymous

Yep, all pieces accepted for our fourth volume will appear in the eBook version of Volume Four! If this is an issue for you, feel free to withdraw your work.






A Letter from Yasmin Belkhyr, the Founder & EIC of WTR

Dear all,

Winter Tangerine Review is easily my favorite thing in the world. Besides my mom. And brother. And chocolate croissants. And air conditioning in August. Well, one of my favorite things. We’ve had so many ups and downs in the past year and a half (woah, my baby is almost a toddler!) and it’s been such a pleasure going through all your work. Really. Thank you so much for believing in WTR’s mission, and in our staff, and in me. WTR went from an idea to an actual journal with a staff and a submissions platform and a website in about two weeks, and that is all because of those who have backed us from the very start, and we appreciate you so much more than you know.

As some of you may know, I’m doing a two-year gap program in South Africa starting in a few weeks (woah!) and this, among many other reasons, is why we have decided to temporarily go out of print. WTR was founded on four bases, one of which would be that we would try our very, very best to keep print alive, however we can. And we have not given up this dream. In the next year, we plan on (finally!) bring the Winter Tangerine awards to life, a blindly-read competition that will recognize the most electric poetry, prose and visual art, and will not only give a cash prize, but will also provide winners and finalists with mentors in their genre. We also plan on holding a print chapbook competition in early 2015 (more information on this soon!)! But what about the journal itself, you ask? We’re moving online, but not in a traditional sense - we’ll continue making manuscripts of WTR, but we’ll publish them as eBooks, available for purchase exclusively on our website. When we move back to print, we’ll continue publishing volumes online as well, so that those who live outside of the USA can experience WTR without breaking the bank for shipping.

As seen with WTR’s newest online feature, IMAGINARY HOMELANDS, guest-edited by the lovely Rosebud Ben-Oni (which is still accepting submissions so get to it, poets!), WTR will also move to publish an online feature once every four months that will range from the process of drafting to translations to poems about the color red. We are also going to hold a year-long open call for proposals, so anyone can curate a feature of work about what is important to them.

We are also opening submissions for our Short Film category and our Dramatic Writing category on September 1st. In the future, we do plan on putting on the Dramatic Writing submissions with actors and sets and a director’s chair in NYC, and our Short Films wil be played at the WTR Readings, Art Exhibitions, and Films Screenings. Speaking of…

What about the WTR readings?! Those are so fun! And great! And there’s hummus and guacamole! Don’t fret, loves. Those will continue to go on, thanks to the WTR NYC team! 

So the fact that we’re taking a short break from print is really just dwarfed by all the other cool stuff we have going on, anyway. (Volume Three and Four will be our first eBook volumes! Ayyyyy! Go, the internet!). We’re really excited for the next couple months.

Get ready, folks! Keep writing and painting and sculpting and filming! We can’t wait for this fire to spark.

Best,

Yasmin Belkhyr
Founder, EIC
Winter Tangerine Review






PRISM by Julia Faulkner, Winter Tangerine Review, Volume Three

Fifty yards away and you can still hear
someone’s world seem to twist in their shaky hands.
I didn’t realize how it sounded until after
you called the therapist. There’s a clinical term,
it feels more like the signs across your chest
read WELCOME TO, WELCOME TO,
never WELCOME HOME, never WELCOME
HOME. You tell me you don’t understand.
Divide. Separate. Consume. I am to the top,
shaking full of light. Swallow. Moonrock skull,
fingers like coffee filters, tongue swimming
with Tylenol, clear. I go weeks just letting the phone
ring, burying the bottles like translucent
orange explosives. Rise. Wash clean.
Stomach acid full of hornets, the finite of the body
above the resolve of concrete. Every word
sounds like a death threat. Open. Close. I pen out
letters to my insides but can’t speak
the language that hisses and spits. Boil. Simmer.
Burn. From far enough away, no one
can see the tremors in your throat. You ask me
how this feels. I could show you,
but the mind is a prism. It hurts invisibly.
Iron. Align. Refract. You do not understand
why my eyes well up on certain sidewalks, why
my skin crawls at my own name. Control.
Perform. Conclude. You ask me how to see
my kind of sick, but I cannot show you a suffering
that always runs clear.






are you going to be doing the "submit-and-then-hear-back-by-the-next-day" thing again for this issue?
by Anonymous

Maybe! It was waaaay overwhelming last time, so we’re not totally sure if we want to bring it back. 






is there a word limit for poetry/prose submissions?
by Anonymous

Yep! It’s in our general guidelines!






Winter Tangerine Review has teamed up with poet Rosebud Ben-Oni for an online feature that explores what home really is. We are drawn to the idea of origins- be it ethnic, religious, sexual, etc- existing in new geographies but longing for, challenging and speaking to homelands, however distant. 
We hope for slow, white-mouthed nostalgia, for the pull of Oceania, for the splintered weed fairy tales of the forest. Give us your forgotten, your remembered, your baked bread, your french braids, the broken glass on your city street. We want your comfortable, your uncomfortable, the place, mood, state of mind that you call home.
We want to explore the complexity of voices inhabiting spaces which challenge stability and certainty. There are all sort of homelands, and they are all not necessarily physical.
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Submit up to four poems through our Submittable here by August 31st. We look forward to your work!

Winter Tangerine Review has teamed up with poet Rosebud Ben-Oni for an online feature that explores what home really is. We are drawn to the idea of origins- be it ethnic, religious, sexual, etc- existing in new geographies but longing for, challenging and speaking to homelands, however distant.

We hope for slow, white-mouthed nostalgia, for the pull of Oceania, for the splintered weed fairy tales of the forest. Give us your forgotten, your remembered, your baked bread, your french braids, the broken glass on your city street. We want your comfortable, your uncomfortable, the place, mood, state of mind that you call home.

We want to explore the complexity of voices inhabiting spaces which challenge stability and certainty. There are all sort of homelands, and they are all not necessarily physical.

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Submit up to four poems through our Submittable here by August 31st. We look forward to your work!






Winter Tangerine Review will be holding a poetry reading at the Poets House as part of our Poets in NYC Summer Reading Series! The event will feature Oriana Tang, Denver Butson, Cheyenne Varner, Esther Yun, Emily Zhang and Jay Laureta! There will be amazing poetry, hummus, guacamole, cookies, and a killer view of the Hudson River. The event will be at the NYC Poets House (10 River Terrace New York, NY, 10282) on August 2nd from 6:30PM-8:30PM. Cover is $9 and goes towards rental fees + refreshments. We greatly appreciate your support. We will have copies of Volume One and Two available at the event. To RSVP: www.wintertangerine.com/rsvpaugust2This event is made possible in part by the Poets House Literary Partner’s Program.

Art work credit is to Dimitra Ermeidou, from the series “Demos - For a Hall of Portraits”, 2013 

Winter Tangerine Review will be holding a poetry reading at the Poets House as part of our Poets in NYC Summer Reading Series! 

The event will feature Oriana Tang, Denver Butson, Cheyenne Varner, Esther Yun, Emily Zhang and Jay Laureta! 

There will be amazing poetry, hummus, guacamole, cookies, and a killer view of the Hudson River. The event will be at the NYC Poets House (10 River Terrace New York, NY, 10282) on August 2nd from 6:30PM-8:30PM. 

Cover is $9 and goes towards rental fees + refreshments. We greatly appreciate your support. We will have copies of Volume One and Two available at the event. 

To RSVP: www.wintertangerine.com/rsvpaugust2

This event is made possible in part by the Poets House Literary Partner’s Program.

Art work credit is to Dimitra Ermeidou, from the series “Demos - For a Hall of Portraits”, 2013 

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