The Written Wardrobe: Where Style & Story Collide

MISSION STATEMENT is known for its exceptional copywriting and unique indie style, and our goal for The Written Wardrobe is to publish an innovative collection that gives voice to those who share our love of literature and fashion!

Founded in 2002 by Susan Gregg Koger who turned her passion for all things vintage into a career, ModCloth is currently one of the most popular indie clothing websites in the world. Our anthology aims to emulate that philosophy – that following one’s passion can result in amazing things. Therefore, we are accepting poetry and prose submissions for our next issue that explore the various ways in which style and life come together. We are anxious to hear from all who believe they have a voice to contribute – no matter your background or publishing history.


Our second issue will be published online in February 2012.


For our next issue, we are interested in poetry and prose that explores all the ways in which fashion influences and affects our lives. We are not only 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.” For instance, we may love a story about a housewife who has an apron passed down from her grandmother, or an essay about traveling to India and discovering what it’s like to wear a sari. Don’t be afraid to show us what you’ve got!

We are accepting poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions between February 1, 2011 and October 1, 2011. All submissions received during this time period will be considered for publication. We’re only considering previously unpublished work, and though we will read simultaneous submissions, please let us know as soon as your piece is accepted elsewhere. You may submit once in each genre. However, you may not submit more than one entry per category. We will not read any of your pieces if you send multiple entries in the same category.

All works should be submitted separately to the specific email address listed below. The response time will vary depending on the number of submissions received, though our goal is to respond to all submissions by mid-December. We are not offering payment, but we can offer a wide range of promotion and readership.


Along with your submission, please submit a brief cover letter in the body of your email that includes the following:

• a short synopsis of your submitted work
• your submission’s word count
• your submission’s genre
• a brief biography

All submissions should be emailed to the appropriate email address listed below. Print submissions will not be considered.


The Written Wardrobe is interested in well-crafted and innovative fiction. We are up for anything – flash fiction, short stories, and novel excerpts (any excerpt must be able to stand on its own) – as long as it relates to fashion. We ask that you double space your submissions, and keep them under 7,500 words. Please email your submission as an attachment to with the subject line “Fiction Submission/Your Last Name.”


The Written Wardrobe encourages various forms of poetry – from the most traditional to the most experimental. We accept up to three (3) poems per author, although we reserve the right to break or edit a series. Please email your submission as an attachment to with the subject line “Poetry Submission/Your Last Name.”


The Written Wardrobe is interested in nonfiction that reads like fiction, grabs our attention, and teaches us something. We are up for almost any prose – travel writing, personal essay, book excerpts (though it must be able to stand on its own) – as along as it relates to our theme. Please no criticism or book reviews. We ask that you double space your submissions and keep them under 7,500 words. Email your submission as an attachment to with the subject line Nonfiction Submission/Your Last Name.

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