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O-Dark-Thirty is the literary journal of the Veterans Writing Project. Launched in May of 2012, it is a platform for veterans and members of the military community to share their writing with a broad community of interested readers.

The core of our work is The Report. It’s where the majority of our writing lives; it features fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that is only lightly edited by our editors.

Our quarterly literary journal is called The Review. Our editors choose from among your submissions the pieces that best suit our mood or a specific theme for that edition. We’ll also have a profile or interview with writers and teachers of consequence who are also veterans.

We are currently reading submissions through October 1, 2022, for our tenth anniversary issue of The Review ONLY. We hope to return to reading submissions for The Report by January 1, 2023.