Free Submissions in Poetry, Fiction, and Literary Nonfiction for Crab Orchard Review General Issue (anticipated publication May/June 2017) are now closed. We will open again for free submissions for our Special Topic half of our 2017 double issue in mid-October.

HERE'S WHAT WILL OPEN ON AUGUST 1 THROUGH SUBMITTABLE:

Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Crab Orchard Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay on a theme. This year's theme is "Weather Reports: All About the Weather." The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poem of up to five pages, a short story of up to 6,000 words, or an essay of up to 6,500 words with an entry fee of $15.00, which includes one 2017 double issue of Crab Orchard Review. The deadline is October 1.

All submissions to CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW must be made through our Submittable system.


Allison Joseph, Editor & Poetry Editor 

Carolyn Alessio, Prose Editor   

Jon Tribble, Managing Editor
       


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Thank you,

Jon Tribble
Managing Editor

 

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Available issues:

Volume 20, Number 2, Summer/Fall 2015, our 20th anniversary issue, "20 Years: Writing About 1995 – 2015"  NOW AVAILABLE!

Volume 20, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2015, general issue with COR Literary Prize winners and Student Writing Award winners NOW AVAILABLE!

Volume 19, Number 2, Summer/Fall 2014, special issue, "The West Coast & Beyond" 

Volume 19, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2014, general issue with COR Literary Prize winners and Student Writing Award winners

Volume 18, Number 2, Summer/Fall 2013, special issue, "Prairies, Plains, Mountains, Deserts"

Volume 18, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2013, general issue with COR Literary Prize winners and Student Writing Award winners

Volume 17, Number 2, Summer/Fall 2012, special issue, "Due North"

Volume 17, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2012, general issue with COR Literary Prize winners 

Volume 16, Number 2, Summer/Fall 2011, special issue, "Old & New ~ Re-Visions of the American South"

Volume 16, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2011, general issue with COR Literary Prize winners

Volume 15, Number 2, Summer/Fall 2010, special issue, "Land of Lincoln ~ Writing about and from Illinois"

Volume 15, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2010, general issue with COR Literary Prize winners

Volume 14, Number 2, Summer/Fall 2009, special issue, "Color Wheel ~ Cultural Heritages in the 21st Century"

Volume 14, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2009, general issue with COR Literary Prize winners

Volume 13, Number 2, Summer/Fall 2008, special issue, "The In-Between Age ~ Writers on Adolescence"

Volume 13, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2008, general issue with COR Literary Prize winners

 

Instructions: 


1. On the "Enter Your Billing Information" page, input your billing address and credit card information. If you prefer, you may instead pay with PayPal by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. 

2. Click "Process Payment and Continue." 

3. On the "Submit to Crab Orchard Review" page, your "Title" should be your name, your "Cover Letter" should simply say "please mail to:" followed by your mailing address, and "Submission Content" should specify the volume and number you wish to order, such as "Vol. 19, No. 1." 

4. Click "Submit to Crab Orchard Review." 

Note: You should type the mailing address as the "Cover Letter," even if it is the same as the billing address. We will mail your issue to you or the address you indicate "Media Mail" as soon as we receive your order. This $12.50 price applies only to orders mailed in the U.S. (domestic).

Thank you,

Jon Tribble
Managing Editor