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.


September 2021 - submissions open, close 25th

Time Stands Still was submitted by Abingdon Walks

Photographer from Oxfordshire, England.


To find out more about them please click here.

Submissions are currently open and have a deadline of 25th September 2021 at 23:59 GMT - Click here for details.

September 2021 - Inspirational Image

Time Stands Still by G Clarks The September 2021 submission period sees an image from G Clarks

American Photographer.

Submissions of September 2021 are now closed, To find out more about the Current open Submission click here.


September 2021 - Inspirational Image

Time Stands Still by San Lin  Tun The September 2021 submission period sees an image from San Lin Tun

San Lin Tun is a freelance writer of essays, poetry, short story and novel in Myanmar and English. He also draws cartoons and graphic artworks.

Submissions of September 2021 are now closed, To find out more about the Current open Submission click here.


September 2021 - Inspirational Image

Time Stands Still by Modnar The September 2021 submission period sees an image from Modnar

Modnar is a photgrapher from Finland.

Submissions of September 2021 are now closed, To find out more about the Current open Submission click here.


September 2021 - Inspirational Image

Time Stands Still by Lisa Yount The September 2021 submission period sees an image from Lisa Yount

76 year old writer and artist.

Submissions of September 2021 are now closed, To find out more about the Current open Submission click here.


September 2021 - Inspirational Image

Time Stands Still by Ming Myaskovsky The September 2021 submission period sees an image from Ming Myaskovsky

I'm a self-taught American artist and I have always enjoyed painting since I was a child. I believe in the freedom of colors created with imagination.

Submissions of September 2021 are now closed, To find out more about the Current open Submission click here.


March 2021 - edition now available

Flash Fiction'Sole Survivor' ~ by Cathryn Marinelli -click here to view-
Poetry'We the Season' ~ by Sky Gathers -click here to view-
Poetry'Promises' ~ by Yoges V R -click here to view-
Flash Fiction'The Birdman' ~ by Jon Moray -click here to view-

March 2021 - Inspirational Image

Time Stands Still by Jel Tovski The March 2021 submission period sees an image from Jel Tovski

Canadian photographer

Submissions of March 2021 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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