Military Experience & the Arts invites submissions in the genres of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and artwork for publication in the upcoming publication As You Were: The Military Review.

As You Were, three words spoken quickly by non-commissioned and commissioned officers who choose to drop rank and get to business, is meant to put troops “at ease.” Military Experience & the Arts, in its singular, collaborative approach to publishing, has long sought to provide an atmosphere in which veterans and their loved ones can feel “at ease” when expressing themselves.

Our title also connotes a hearkening back, an exploration of the self and the past. We’re interested in those words and works of art that are brave enough to cut through rank and time, presenting military experience honestly, free of the white-washing that is so common in today’s war literature and art. We’ve published seven volumes since 2011, providing each contributor–regardless of whether that contributor has published 25 words or 25 books–with some form of one-on-one consultation.

When you submit work for consideration a member of our staff may critique it and provide you with guidance to meet the standards of our managing editors, or you may be invited to participate in an online workshop to develop your skills. While we can’t promise you’ll be published, we can guarantee that you won’t be rejected outright and you’ll receive some form of consultation. Our approach helps maintain quality standards while giving every contributor the opportunity to improve.

Before submitting Fiction and Non-Fiction, it is highly recommended–before submitting your work–that you read and apply the formatting and content advice provided by the Managing Editors of Fiction and Non-Fiction here.

Follow the links below when submitting to your chosen genre(s).

Fiction – Managing Editor, Daniel Buckman

Non-Fiction – Managing Editor, Brian Mockenhaupt

Poetry – Managing Editor, Suzanne Rancourt

Artwork – Managing Editor, Tara Leigh Tappert