Submissions (themed and non-themed) for The Los Angeles Review


Tuesday, December 1, 2015


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Entry Fees

$3.00 USD


A chance to appear in Vol. 20 of The Los Angeles Review


The Los Angeles Review is pleased to announce a new general submission category: rotating themed submissions! For each submission period, writers will have the option to submit their work to either the general submission category or the rotating themed category.

We are now accepting submissions for our first themed submission category, for a chance to appear in Vol. 20 of The Los Angeles Review. Please make sure all submissions entered in the Themed Submissions category are relevant to the current theme. See below for more submission guidelines.

The theme for Vol. 20 is: Ekphrasis. Send us a poem, story or essay related to art or a work of art, and we’ll pick our favorites to feature in our upcoming issue!

Poetry: Please submit 3-5 poems that will surprise us, wow us and make us wish we’d written them ourselves. We are open to form, free verse, prose poems and experimental styles. Our only criterion is quality. Please send all poems in a single document; do not submit or attach each poem separately. If a poem is accepted elsewhere, please add a note to that effect in your submission. Do not withdraw the entire submission unless you do not want us to consider the remaining poems.

Fiction: We’re looking for hard-to-put-down shorts under 1,000 words as well as sequences of such shorts and/or stand-alone lengthier stories up to 4,000 words–and regardless of length, we always hope to see lively, vivid, excellent literary fiction.

Nonfiction: Please submit an essay, memoir or commentary told as compelling, focused, sustained narrative in a distinctive voice, rich with detail. Send 1,000-4,000 words or delight us with flash nonfiction that cat-burgles our expectations. Direct correspondence to [email protected].

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