March 31, 2016

Open for Drama

Attention Playwrights:


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We are looking for your original work.  CWM is open for drama, so send us your best, polished plays.  Ideally we would like one-act plays, but longer pieces will be considered.

Please read our submission guidelines to make sure we give your submission the critical attention it deserves.


CW team

March 31, 2016

Closed for Poetry

Dear Poets,

closed-sign-label_1046-9As of midnight 31st March we are closed for poetry submissions.  Thank you to all who submitted their amazing work to us, we can assure you we didn’t expect to receive such outstanding work.  Because of your trust in our publication, we can now proudly say we look forward to publishing your poems this summer.

To those whose poems weren’t accepted, please still think of us and submit to us again once we are open for poetry.  Like all publications, we had to be selective and the competition was strong.

Stay tuned…

CW editors team

March 6, 2016

9th Edition Cecile’s Writers Magazine: Discovering New Genres

Our ninth edition contains two new flash fictions—Shower Break by Russian Maria Shanina shows us how valuable a mother’s shower time is; and Kuwaiti Haitham Alsarraf exhibits the universal ceremonial repetitiveness for prayer in his vignette Friday Mosque.  In her personal essay Ful and Falafel, Sarah Osman shows the friction that arises from the clash between American and Egyptian culture.  Matt Smith’s short story Faux Pas explores the thin line between expressing opinions and racial discrimination. Plus an interview with Nigerian author Abubakar A. Ibrahim.


January 1, 2016

New Year Wishes and Submissions Updates


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Happy New Year!

Thank you for helping CW magazine grow and sending in your stories and essays in 2015.  We have enjoyed another year of working on the magazine and the website, bringing you stories from all over the world by intercultural writers—both beginners and veterans.

We have open submissions for the foreseeable future in Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Novelettes, Novel excerpts, Personal Essays & Memoirs.

We also have two new categories open: Plays (drama) and Poetry!

For poetry, submissions close on the 31st of March, so hurry and send in your poems.  We hope to publish the first poems on CW Magazine’s pages in the beginning of summer.

Please read the  guidelines carefully before submitting and make sure your submission qualifies for our publication (Note: poetry guidelines are on a separate page).  We hope to read your work soon.

All the best for 2016 and keep writing,

CW Team

December 21, 2015

8th Edition Cecile’s Writers Magazine: An Eclectic Mix

Our eighth edition contains an eclectic mix of literature in this edition, including an interview with award-winning editor and writer Tara L. Masih. Two personal essays by Christine Stoddard and Paul Sohar—as distinct as can be in terms of voice and content. We also bring you fiction by Turkish-American Adnan Adam Onart and British-Irish Clive Collins.


December 2, 2015

CWM Is Open for Poetry from 1st January till 31st March

We are happy to announce that Cecile’s Writers’ Magazine is accepting Poetry Submissions from the 1st of January until the 31st of March 2016. We intend to begin publishing poetry in our magazine in the summer of 2016. Therefore, the poems that are accepted will remain with us for a longer duration than usual, before they are online.

If you are interested in submitting poetry, see the submission guidelines for poetry for more details.


CW team.

November 21, 2015

Dear Readers,

Cecile’s Writers Magazine continues to grow and demands more of our time and attention. We are happy with the progress there and are working hard to ensure writers get the maximum attention we can afford to offer them so that their stories are published with us. Stay tuned for new developments and features in the near future.

We will continue to update this blog, but it will not be as frequently as we would like it to be. Thank you for your continued support and interest in both our Magazine and blog.

CW team.

October 23, 2015

Literary Tidbits

Lets get right down to it, I love literature and I love the different genres literature offers: prose, poetry, drama, and criticism.  If I really have to choose a favourite, mine is prose.  I certainly wouldn’t hold it against anyone though if they loved another genre, even if it wasn’t literary but more mainstream or commercial.  To each his own.  So when one friend killed another in a drunken argument in Russia, because the former insisted that poetry was superior to prose, I say it’s taking a love for literature one step too far.



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Rushdie (Courtesy of

It’s an age-old argument that we have to keep fighting for: censorship is a no! So kudos to the organisers of the Frankfurt Book Fair for sticking with Salman Rushdie as the person to open the fair, with the Iranians threatening to boycott the event if they went ahead with their plans.  And kudos to Mr Rushdie’s outspokenness against censorship.


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