The Deadly Writers Patrol (DWP) has published fiction, poetry, and memoir by and about veterans for over a decade. DWP is rooted in our belief that writing can reflect the deepest corners of our psyches, and can offer a vehicle to express the reality of war, survival, and healing.

We look for writers with all ranges of publication experience, including previously unpublished writers and those who have not been affiliated with an MFA program. Authors may submit work in PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) formats.
DWP accepts short stories with an upper limit of 7500 words. Stories of 5000 words or fewer have tended to be more compelling with regard to sustained reader interest and the journal's space limitations. Documents should be double-spaced and include a word count and the author's contact information.
We accept poems long and short, in forms conventional and unconventional. Please do not send more than five poems in one submission. Poets may withdraw individual poems within a submission without withdrawing the entire submission provided they add a note in Submittable indicating which poem should be withdrawn.
DWP accepts works of memoir (including experiential journalism) with a maximum word count of 7500 words. Works of 5000 words or fewer have tended to be more compelling with regard to sustained reader interest and the journal's space limitations. Documents should be double-spaced and include a word count and the author's contact information.