Write On, Downtown

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We're ready to read your submissions for our 2020 issue! Flash prose and poetry | 750 words or 3 poems. Deadline Feb. 1, 2020 | [email protected]
If you're a creative who lives/works in Phoenix, this call is for you!
WOD, the new journal of student and community writing (and visual art) is launching on Friday April 27th! See you at Changing Hands Phoenix!
Save the date: WOD 2018 is launching on April 27th, noon-2pm, at Changing Hands Phoenix.

With an even greater focus on the Downtown Phoenix community, the 2018 journal shows what you can achieve when you break down the doors of the university and let the creativity spill out and in!
Write On, Downtown wants your writing for its 2018 issue!

Send up to 3 pieces to [email protected] by Feb. 9th, 2018.

We’re seeking creative work that gives voice to the Downtown Phoenix community, that explores connections and intersections via image or text.

We're open to ALL GENRES, including...
profiles
open letters
reviews
analyses
memoir*
travel writing
poetry
fiction*
screenplays
flash (any genre)
photography
visual art

*2500 word max
If you need a copy of the 2017 issue of Write On Downtown (coming soon to a downtown coffee shop or business near you), send us a message!
"I can feel a fire ant’s brigade marching in combat boots digging into my skin. No one understands why I’m scratching. I’m trying to scratch the Black off. I pick-up my phone to call in a second line of defense from my contact list. Instead, Facebook is open and nausea twists my stomach like a wet rag and wrings my anxiety out after reading the comment sections of articles about America’s protests for justice."

~from "War Time: Black and Disabled," Rashaad Thomas, Issue 11
"I am 73 years old. That astonishes me, because in vast areas of my mental chronicles and cartographies, I am so much younger. I can still smell the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey when I was 9— ocean, sweat, and the sharp tang of Coppertone suntan oil."

~from "Long Day’s Journey," Dorthy DiRienzi, Issue 11

Write On, Downtown (aka WOD) is the journal of undergraduate and community writing on Arizona State

WOD is the undergraduate writing journal of Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus. Published annually, we produce a visually stunning, multi-genre journal of intergenerational student writing that represents the downtown culture and aesthetic. We offer an Editing Internship (ENG 498) every Spring that provides interns with both practical and creative editorial experience – from the ev

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12/10/2019

We're ready to read your submissions for our 2020 issue! Flash prose and poetry | 750 words or 3 poems. Deadline Feb. 1, 2020 | [email protected]

10/31/2018

If you're a creative who lives/works in Phoenix, this call is for you!

04/10/2018

WOD, the new journal of student and community writing (and visual art) is launching on Friday April 27th! See you at Changing Hands Phoenix!

02/28/2018

Save the date: WOD 2018 is launching on April 27th, noon-2pm, at Changing Hands Phoenix.

With an even greater focus on the Downtown Phoenix community, the 2018 journal shows what you can achieve when you break down the doors of the university and let the creativity spill out and in!

01/15/2018

Write On, Downtown wants your writing for its 2018 issue!

Send up to 3 pieces to [email protected] by Feb. 9th, 2018.

We’re seeking creative work that gives voice to the Downtown Phoenix community, that explores connections and intersections via image or text.

We're open to ALL GENRES, including...
profiles
open letters
reviews
analyses
memoir*
travel writing
poetry
fiction*
screenplays
flash (any genre)
photography
visual art

*2500 word max

Timeline photos 05/06/2017

If you need a copy of the 2017 issue of Write On Downtown (coming soon to a downtown coffee shop or business near you), send us a message!

04/11/2017

"I can feel a fire ant’s brigade marching in combat boots digging into my skin. No one understands why I’m scratching. I’m trying to scratch the Black off. I pick-up my phone to call in a second line of defense from my contact list. Instead, Facebook is open and nausea twists my stomach like a wet rag and wrings my anxiety out after reading the comment sections of articles about America’s protests for justice."

~from "War Time: Black and Disabled," Rashaad Thomas, Issue 11

Timeline photos 04/05/2017
04/05/2017

"I am 73 years old. That astonishes me, because in vast areas of my mental chronicles and cartographies, I am so much younger. I can still smell the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey when I was 9— ocean, sweat, and the sharp tang of Coppertone suntan oil."

~from "Long Day’s Journey," Dorthy DiRienzi, Issue 11

03/30/2017

Issue #11 features writers and photographers from both the Downtown Phx campus and the surrounding community. We're all about redefining what a university journal should look like.

Launching Friday April 28th @ Mod, 12:30pm.

Timeline photos 01/30/2017

We're committed to representing the voices of our community.

09/14/2016

Calling all students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, we want to showcase your writing in our uniquely undergraduate and downtown-focused journal! We're looking for photography and all genres of writing, so submit today at [email protected]!

Timeline photos 09/14/2016

We're basically of the belief that you can't have too many literary magazines, so check out Canyon Voices and submit your work before the October 15th deadline!

07/17/2016

Applications for the 2017 internship are open! Inquire at [email protected] or visit our website.

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Write On, Downtown is the undergraduate writing journal of Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus. The journal’s mission, since its inception in 2007, has been to showcase the strength and the diversity of writing and photography produced by students of all levels across a variety of gen...

04/28/2016

Our 2016 issue includes a lot of food references -- "Kosher Soup for the Soul," "Snap.Crackle.Pop," "Those Wet Ripe Oranges," & "To be a Coconut."

FYI, most aren't actually about food (because writers love metaphors), but you'll have to be at the launch this Friday -- 12:30, AE England bldg. on the DPC -- to snag a copy in order to uncover the truth behind the food metaphors.

12/14/2015

Our 2015 issue included...
--an open letter to ASU frat boys
--a profile of a lesser-known downtown art-walk
--a story about the perils of public transportation in Phoenix

If it's relevant to the DPC and downtown Phoenix, one of our authors is likely tackling it with style.

Submit your work at [email protected].

12/11/2015

The introduction to the 2015 issue was a poem by Annika Cline. It's one of our favorites.

"Phoenix, Baby (a love poem)"

Phoenix, you’re looking good. really good.
ave desierta mucho gusto.
golden sand city smattered with coffee freckles,
mural tattoos on your back-alley walls—
don’t try to hide them.

i noticed your hazy-hazel eyes the first time i saw you
from a plane.
they winked with countless streetlights
after dark (you’re so bright).
and i know your skyscrapers aren’t that tall,
but honey, that’s overrated anyway.

Phoenix, you have muscle mountain arms.
they embrace adventure—
never let that wild west thing become too cliché,
Southwest skin stubbled with prickly cacti,
caressed by chinstrap highway.
your smile is missing teeth but shining,
and may i say that blue looks a lot better on you
than the red you used to wear. just saying.

Phoenix you’re hot. really hot.
there’s a reason the sun shows you more love
than just about anywhere else.
Phoenix, i don’t mean to objectify you,
i know what you’re like on the inside.
my sneakers have walked all your sides
and i still love you.
stubborn on occasion, holding to concrete beliefs
that i don’t often share,
but i respect your opinion—

independent thinker,
open with enough space for change,
behind the times sometimes
but always staying true,
never trending cuz it’s cool
and i respect that.

i wanna know what you know,
so teach me how to rise from the ashes—
soul blazing, lungs sucking smoke and dirt
in an attempt to exhale some sense out of the ways
you’ve been done wrong.

i wanna be there when you need me.

Phoenix, you’re blushing in the most beautiful sunset
i’ve ever seen.
i live in your heart. literally.
and you live in mine. figuratively.
i wanna grow with you, Phoenix,
so i’m staying right here.
where i belong.

11/30/2015

We're about to dive into submissions for our 2016 issue, but we need your LIKES first (and your stellar pieces of writing).

Go to our page to like us.

Submit your stuff to [email protected].

Write On, Downtown Write On, Downtown (aka WOD) is the journal of undergraduate and community writing on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus.

Editor-in-Chief: Rosemarie Dombrowski
Editorial Board: a rotating cast of awesome interns and community volunteer

11/30/2015

Are you a downtown campus student who's written a compelling and/or creative story, essay, or poem that you'd like to see in print?

Then submit your work to [email protected] before December 11th!

01/27/2013

Last chance to submit your writing and/or photos, ASU Downtown colleagues and students.

Send your best work to [email protected] right now!

01/27/2012

Our editing board will continue reviewing your submissions. You haven't submitted? Do it now! [email protected]

Timeline photos 01/20/2012

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