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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.

We are currently not accepting external submissions. Beginning in 2022 our focus will be to publish (both in print and online) the writing of veterans, family members, and community members who participate in our workshops. 

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.