Welcome to 'With Painted Words'

With Painted Words is a monthly, online literary magazine. It was founded in September 2009 and our first issue was released on October 31, 2009. 

The way that With Painted Words works is slightly different from other magazines; every month a new image is chosen as a prompt and, for that month, all submissions must have used it as their inspiration – no matter how slight, vague or metaphorical it is there must be some form of link between the image and the work.

If you want to submit a story, poem or artwork, visit the submissions page for full guidelines. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thanks to our lovely readers we were voted #14 in the 2009 and #10 in the 2010 Preditors and Editors Poll at Critters (http://www.critters.org).


February 2016 - submissions open, close 25th

The Sky Out Of Reach was submitted by Lisa Solonynko

I am a Canadian photographer currently in Ottawa. I love being able to help those needing resources.


To find out more about them please click here.

Submissions are currently open and have a deadline of 25th February 2016 at 23:59 GMT - Click here for details.

January 2016 - edition now available

Poetry'The Keys of the Kingdom' ~ by Lynn White -click here to view-
Poetry'To Ponder' ~ by Harmony Hodges -click here to view-
Micro Fiction'The Chest' ~ by Christopher "Irish Goat" Knodel -click here to view-
Flash Fiction'Key 428' ~ by Lynda Collins -click here to view-

January 2016 - Inspirational Image

The Sky Out Of Reach by Rebecca Matthews The January 2016 submission period sees an image from Rebecca Matthews

Advocate for women in leadership within the ministry of Yeshua/Jesus.

Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA

 

Submissions of January 2016 are now closed, To find out more about the Current open Submission click here.


December 2015 - edition now available

Flash Fiction'Those We Meet In Between' ~ by Breanna Bright -click here to view-
Poetry'Those Winters' ~ by Breanna Bright -click here to view-
Flash Fiction'Midwinter' ~ by Valerie Christie -click here to view-
Poetry'She Calls to the Many Footprints' ~ by Carol A. Stephen -click here to view-

December 2015 - Inspirational Image

The Sky Out Of Reach by Dodgerton Skillhause The December 2015 submission period sees an image from Dodgerton Skillhause Submissions of December 2015 are now closed, To find out more about the Current open Submission click here.


November 2015 - edition now available

Poetry'Her Frozen Heart' ~ by Adrian Ernesto Cepeda -click here to view-
Poetry'WHY' ~ by Agnes Clarke -click here to view-
Poetry'Forgive Me' ~ by Paul R. Davis -click here to view-
Flash Fiction'Event Horizon' ~ by Michelle Kaseler -click here to view-

November 2015 - Inspirational Image

The Sky Out Of Reach by Pippa Lou The November 2015 submission period sees an image from Pippa Lou Submissions of November 2015 are now closed, To find out more about the Current open Submission click here.


October 2015 - edition now available

Poetry'Drawing In' ~ by Glen Wilson -click here to view-
Poetry'The Lighthouse' ~ by Lynn White -click here to view-
Poetry'Nightmares from Childhood' ~ by Agnes Clarke -click here to view-
Micro Fiction'The Mirror' ~ by Harmony Hodges -click here to view-
Poetry'I woke up' ~ by Vivek Mukherjee -click here to view-

October 2015 - Inspirational Image

The Sky Out Of Reach by Chris  Howard The October 2015 submission period sees an image from Chris Howard

Chris Howard is a software engineer who writes science fiction and fantasy books and short stories. He’s just finished his sixth novel, the first book in a new contemporary fantasy series.

Seaborn (Juno Books, July 2008) was his first novel.

He’s also an illustrator, working in ink, watercolors, and digital formats, with work in issue 10 of Shimmer Magazine. He writes and illustrates a weekly updated graphic novel, Saltwater Witch.

His web site is www.SaltwaterWitch.com

Submissions of October 2015 are now closed, To find out more about the Current open Submission click here.


September 2015 - edition now available

Poetry'Behind the Mask' ~ by Lynn White -click here to view-
Poetry'The Seeing Eye' ~ by Agnes Clarke -click here to view-

September 2015 - Inspirational Image

The Sky Out Of Reach by Pippa Lunacy The September 2015 submission period sees an image from Pippa Lunacy Submissions of September 2015 are now closed, To find out more about the Current open Submission click here.


August 2015 - edition now available

Flash Fiction'Death and other litanies' ~ by Debasis Mukhopadhyay -click here to view-
Poetry'Un-mythologize' ~ by Sreemoyee Roy Chowdhury -click here to view-
Flash Fiction'The Barren Mother' ~ by Suzanne Samuels -click here to view-
Flash Fiction'Her Body, His Money, Their Child' ~ by Jacob Richardson -click here to view-

August 2015 - Inspirational Image

The Sky Out Of Reach by ivana  kat The August 2015 submission period sees an image from ivana kat Submissions of August 2015 are now closed, To find out more about the Current open Submission click here.




About Us

ISSN 2042-3543
Publisher: Four Parts Press
Place of publication: UK

Simply put this is a creative writing site that puts the adage, "a picture paints a thousand words" to the test. The premise is that, each month, an image will be given as a visual prompt and you will have up to one thousand words to tell the story that you are inspired to write ... using your imagination as the canvas and language as your brush.

We are open to submissions of artwork to inspire stories and stories inspired by the artwork - how very Ouroboros of us!





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