Crab Orchard Review

Special Issue:

Family, Enemies, Friends ~

The Relationships Issue

Crab Orchard Review is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2016 special issue, “Family, Enemies, Friends: The Relationships Issue.” We are open to work that covers any of the multitude of ways that our relationships shape us, whether they are positive or negative, nurturing or adversarial. Family, enemies, or friends—we want to see work about people interacting with the people in their lives.

All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English.

From November 7 through November 21, we are opening Submittable for the minimum submission amount of $2.00 for writers who wish to use this means for submitting work for the Relationships issue. Please limit submissions to one longer fiction or literary nonfiction piece (six pages or more) or two shorter prose pieces; poets should limit submissions to six poems and no more than ten pages of work overall. If a writer submits more than one piece of work and needs to withdraw part of the submission, please request to edit your Submittable submission and remove the piece or pieces no longer available.

Writers whose work is selected will receive $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue. We will be reading submissions throughout and hope to complete the editorial work on the issue by the end of January 2016.

Please use the appropriate genre—"Poetry," "Fiction," or "Literary Nonfiction"—for your submission. Thank you.

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