Submission Guidelines: The Los Angeles Review
Readings for Issue 8 are now open. Readings for poetry will close May 25, 2010. Readings in all other genres will close June 1, 2010. (Please note that readings close at the end of the business day on the date listed above.) Submissions received outside our reading periods will be discarded without notice. Indicate title in the subject heading. For prose submissions, also indicate word count. Please include a cover letter and bio in the body of the email, and attach your piece as a single .doc or .rtf attachment, not as a .docx.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted if noted in the cover letter. No multiple submissions, please. Response time is 2-3 months.
Writers published in The Los Angeles Review will receive one contributor copy in exchange for first North American serial rights.
Nonfiction: We seek essay, memoir, and 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.
Fiction: We’re looking for to hard-to-put-down shorties under 500 words and lengthier shorts up to 4,000 words–lively, vivid, excellent literary fiction.
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.
Reviews: We welcome reviews of new and recent books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, particularly of books that have not received the critical attention they deserve. Send reviews of three to six pages. Please familiarize yourself with the kind of creative work we publish, as we are unlikely to print reviews of material that is vastly different from that which we feature in the magazine.
Translations: Please submit 3-5 translated poems that open the poet’s original vision to an English-speaking audience.
Send all submissions or queries to appropriate department email:
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Managing Editor: lareview.editor(at)gmail.com
Poetry Editor: lareview.poetry(at)gmail.com
Translation Editor: lareview.translations(at)gmail.com
Prose Editor: lareview.prose(at)gmail.com
Fiction Editor: lareview.fiction(at)gmail.com
Nonfiction Editor: lareview.nonfiction(at)gmail.com
Review Editor: lareview.bookreviews(at)gmail.com