We Seek: We currently publish poetry, interviews, essays, original art and photography.

*All submissions need to be written in English. Follow the Chicago Manual of Style for grammar, punctuation, and citing.

The Tone of our Journal: The Wayfarer’s mission is to chart the way for change by building and empowering a community of contemplative voices. A wayfarer is a wanderer whose ability to re-imagine the possible provides the compass bearings for those on their way.

The Wayfarer is the literary magazine of Homebound Publications. We publish a high-quality journal of literature and art that inspires and points the way for visionary-yet-practical change. We explore the spiritual progression we are currently experiencing as individuals and a global community.

Special Recurring Features

A Wayfarer (Our spotlight profile on a wayfarer in the global community) • Learn More»

An Interview: Reimagining the Possible (An Interview with an artist, musician, filmmaker, activist, or change-maker.)

Payment: Presently, we do not offer payment to our contributors. The Wayfarer is still an endeavor of the heart rather than the checkbook. The feature artist/photographer of the issue will be given a box of free contributor copies and those authors we feel contributor “headliner pieces” will be given contributor copies as well. In addition, certain solicited pieces featured will be chosen for a small honorarium.

The Wayfarer’s Submission Deadlines

  • Spring Issue Deadline: January 1st | Publish Date: March 21st
  • Autumn Issue Deadline: July 1st | Publish Date: September 21st

Current Response time: 6-8 Months

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