Free Submissions in Poetry, Fiction, and Literary Nonfiction for Crab Orchard Review General Issue (anticipated publication May/June 2017)

Deadline: July 18, 2016 (or any month we receive 5,000 submissions)


SUBMITTABLE ONLY

No theme or topic with this; just send the best unpublished poems, fiction, or literary nonfiction. Not a contest.

Please observe the following when submitting work:

Fiction: All fiction should be typed, double-spaced, and paginated. The author’s name, address and phone number should appear on the manuscript. Do not submit more than one story per submission. Stories should be twenty-five pages or less. We are especially interested in ten- to fifteen-page stories. Novel excerpts are acceptable, as long as they stand on their own as fiction. We are open to all styles of literary fiction and usually include four to six stories in each half of our double issue.

Poetry: All poems should be typed, single-spaced, with the author’s name, address, and phone number on each poem. Indicate stanza breaks on poems of more than one page. Do not submit more than six poems. We are open to all styles of poetry and usually include twenty-five to thirty poems in each half of our double issue.

Literary Nonfiction: We are happy to consider submissions of literary nonfiction. We publish non-academic explorative essays of twenty-five pages or less (with ten to twenty pages being the norm), including memoirs, vignettes, and essays on identity and culture.  

Payment: Payment for accepted work is twenty-five dollars per published page (fifty dollars minimum for poetry, one hundred dollars minimum for prose).  Accepted authors will also receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears as long as we continue to be a print journal. Payment will be made upon or shortly after publication.

General Submission Policies: Please send only one submission at a time during a submission period and submit work that is appropriate for the topic we are reading for at the time (Summer: General Submissions; Fall: Special Topic). If your submission is not held by one of three editors for a later round of consideration, you will receive notification through Submittable as soon as possible. After you receive your response from us, you are welcome to submit again for that reading period or to wait for the next reading period. If you withdraw a submission then please wait for the next submission period before submitting again.

Please do not ask to revise your work if Submittable indicates your submission is "In Progress."

Authors may expect a response within nine months, with one to five months being the usual turnaround. If we have your work longer than six months, it has made the final round of work being considered for publication in the annual issue.We do not backlog accepted work as a policy at Crab Orchard Review. Crab Orchard Review has always welcomed simultaneous submissions. Please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.

Free to submit through Submittable. We have 5,000 submissions each month we have already paid for so we will make these available to writers. If we run out of these, we will close the submissions portal early.

All submissions must be made through our Submittable system.


Allison Joseph, Editor & Poetry Editor 

Carolyn Alessio, Prose Editor   

Jon Tribble, Managing Editor
       



Free Submissions in Poetry, Fiction, and Literary Nonfiction for Crab Orchard Review General Issue (anticipated publication May/June 2017)

Deadline: July 18, 2016 (or any month we receive 5,000 submissions)


SUBMITTABLE ONLY

No theme or topic with this; just send the best unpublished poems, fiction, or literary nonfiction. Not a contest.

Please observe the following when submitting work:

Fiction: All fiction should be typed, double-spaced, and paginated. The author’s name, address and phone number should appear on the manuscript. Do not submit more than one story per submission. Stories should be twenty-five pages or less. We are especially interested in ten- to fifteen-page stories. Novel excerpts are acceptable, as long as they stand on their own as fiction. We are open to all styles of literary fiction and usually include four to six stories in each half of our double issue.

Poetry: All poems should be typed, single-spaced, with the author’s name, address, and phone number on each poem. Indicate stanza breaks on poems of more than one page. Do not submit more than six poems. We are open to all styles of poetry and usually include twenty-five to thirty poems in each half of our double issue.

Literary Nonfiction: We are happy to consider submissions of literary nonfiction. We publish non-academic explorative essays of twenty-five pages or less (with ten to twenty pages being the norm), including memoirs, vignettes, and essays on identity and culture.  

Payment: Payment for accepted work is twenty-five dollars per published page (fifty dollars minimum for poetry, one hundred dollars minimum for prose).  Accepted authors will also receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears as long as we continue to be a print journal. Payment will be made upon or shortly after publication.

General Submission Policies: Please send only one submission at a time during a submission period and submit work that is appropriate for the topic we are reading for at the time (Summer: General Submissions; Fall: Special Topic). If your submission is not held by one of three editors for a later round of consideration, you will receive notification through Submittable as soon as possible. After you receive your response from us, you are welcome to submit again for that reading period or to wait for the next reading period. If you withdraw a submission then please wait for the next submission period before submitting again.

Please do not ask to revise your work if Submittable indicates your submission is "In Progress."

Submittable Instructions: Please submit your file in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .pdf, .odt, or .wpf. 12-point font, Times New Roman or Times preferred. Poetry should be single-spaced. No more than one poem should appear on a page. Prose should be double-spaced. No cover sheet is necessary..

Authors may expect a response within nine months, with one to five months being the usual turnaround. If we have your work longer than six months, it has made the final round of work being considered for publication in the annual issue.We do not backlog accepted work as a policy at Crab Orchard Review. Crab Orchard Review has always welcomed simultaneous submissions. Please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.

Free to submit through Submittable. We have 5,000 submissions each month we have already paid for so we will make these available to writers. If we run out of these, we will close the submissions portal early.

All submissions must be made through our Submittable system.


Allison Joseph, Editor & Poetry Editor 

Carolyn Alessio, Prose Editor   

Jon Tribble, Managing Editor
       




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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 would like to begin the subscription, such as "Vol. 20, No. 2." 

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 "Media Mail" as soon as we receive your order (depending, of course, on the issue you indicate to begin your subscription; if the issue has not yet been published, you will be entered in our subscription database to receive your first issue when it is published).

Thank you,

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

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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

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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