Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Poetry Competition: 2012 Julia Peterkin Award

Submission Guidelines for the 2012 Julia Peterkin Award in Poetry

The 2012 Julia Peterkin Award is open to all poets. Previously published works are eligible for inclusion in the submission. Only original works in English may be submitted.

Manuscript Format Guidelines
Entries must be typed on quality paper, 8 1/2 by 11. Photocopies or copies from letter-quality printers are acceptable. Each entry should include up to 10 pages of poetry (blind submissions ), along with a cover page including the writer's name, address, daytime phone number, and titles of submission. Also include a one-paragraph biography.

Entry Requirements

A handling fee of $15 made payable to: Converse College English Department.

Deadline: February 15, 2012.

Results will be announced on the Peterkin web page in May 2012. No manuscripts can be returned.
Send one copy of the manuscript prepared according to format guidelines.
The winner will receive $1,000 and travel expenses for a reading at Converse College. Winner should be willing to read at Converse during the Fall 2012 Visiting Writers Series.
Send entries to:

The Julia Peterkin Award
Creative Writing Program
Converse College
580 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Essay Competition: "Our Upper Mississippi River: Connection, Inspiration, Transformation"

"Our Upper Mississippi River: Connection, Inspiration, Transformation" Essay Contest - open to adult writers who are residents of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Award: The winning essay will be published in the newsletters for Prairie Rivers Network and the 1Mississippi Campaign.

No entry fee. 

Deadline: March 16, 2012. More information here.

Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley Review will be reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for its Spring 2012 issue (Vol. 7, No. 1) until Thursday, March 15, 2012.

We prefer writing that has both mainstream and literary appeal. All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please do not submit genre fiction, explicit work, or anything particularly violent or depressing. Also, please note that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. All published work is considered for our annual editor's prize.

To submit, please send 2-6 poems or an essay/short story pasted into the body of an e-mail message to our editor at:

editor(at)leahbrowning.net (replace (at) with @).

The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines for the Apple Valley Review are available here.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Call for Submissions: Echolocation

Echolocation, the graduate literary journal housed at the University of Toronto, is pleased to announce our Call for Submissions for Issue 12.

Echolocation invites new and established writers to submit their poetry, fiction, drama, creative non-fiction, and visual art. We also welcome interviews with writers, literary criticism and critical essays on any aspect of contemporary writing.

Submission Deadline: February 29, 2012

While we place no restrictions on style or content, we welcome writing that surprises us, and that unabashedly bends the rules of genres and literary traditions. Echolocation accepts only previously unpublished work. We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you notify us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere.

Please send 1-5 poems and fiction/non-fiction under 10 pages. While we do accept longer pieces, shorter ones have a better chance at publication. We do blind readings: please upload your work without your name on the manuscript or file.

Submit with Submishmash.

More information about Echolocation here.

Call for Short Story Submissions: Devilfish Review

Devilfish Review, a new online quarterly journal, is now accepting submissions for our first issue. Our submission box is always open, but the deadline for inclusion in our first issue is March 1st. 

We take previously unpublished short fiction up to 8,000 words and flash fiction up to 800 words. Submissions of speculative fiction, fantasy, and other "genre" pieces are preferred. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere. While we have no archives yet, check out our about pages to learn more about us. We are found online here, and we take submissions through our submishmash page.

Call for 100-words Short Short: Marco Polo Arts Mag

Subject: Submission Call for 100-words Short Short
Marco Polo Arts Mag

Submissions call for 100 X 100, One Hundred Short Shorts, One Hundred Words Long

Submit a short short containing 100 words, no more, no less.
The 100 stories chosen from submissions will be published online in Marco Polo Arts Mag.
Best story will be named and will win a prize: an art book, either an artist's monograph or a hardcover edition of a work such as Vitamin P2. Deadline: June 1st 2012

Only one submission per author.
Send submission to marcopoloartsmag(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Call for Submissions: Prime Number Magazine

Prime Number Magazine is now reading submissions for Issue 19 and beyond. We’re looking for distinctive poetry and prose: short stories and essays up to 4,000 words; flash fiction and nonfiction up to 1,000 words; craft essays, poems, short drama, and cover art (reflecting the prime number of the issue). See our submission guidelines at Prime Number Magazine: Submit. We’re also looking for book reviews and interviews, but please query first, to Editors(at)PrimeNumberMagazine.com (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

To get a sense of what we’re looking for, please read the just-published Issue 17, featuring work by Gleah Powers, Daniel Meltzer, Brandon Patterson, John Carr Walker, Kat Henry, Brian Simoneau, Katherine E. Young, Kathryn Rhett, Ellen Kirschner, Jessica Erica Hahn-Taylor, Mary Alice Hostetter, and Buzz Mauro.
We have also recently published our first print annual edition of Editors’ Selections from Issues 2, 3, 5, and 7, featuring work by such writers as Kevin Wilson, Richard Wiley, Stephen J. West, Rachel Hadas, Jake Adam York, Susan Laughter Meyers, Lola Haskins, and many others.

For information on ordering and a complete list of contributors, visit our website: Prime Number Editors’ Selections.

Poetry and Prose Awards: 2012 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards

The 2012 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards in Poetry and Prose

The Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and GRASSROOTS, SIUC's undergraduate literary magazine, are pleased to announce the 2012 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards. One book of poetry and one book of prose (novel, short fiction, or literary nonfiction) will be selected from submissions of titles published in 2011, and the winning authors will receive an honorarium of $1000 and will present a public reading and participate in panels at the Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. The dates for the 2012 festival will be October 24-26, 2012. Travel and accommodations will be provided for the two winners.
Entries may be submitted by either author or publisher, and must include a copy of the book, a cover letter, a brief biography of the author including previous publications, and a $15.00 entry fee made out to "SIUC - Dept. of English." Entries must be postmarked December 1, 2011 - February 1, 2012. Materials postmarked after February 1 will be returned unopened. Because we cannot guarantee their return, all entries will become the property of the SIUC Department of English. Entrants wishing acknowledgment of receipt of materials must include a self-addressed stamped postcard.

Judges will come from the faculty of SIUC's MFA Program in Creative Writing and the award winners will be selected by the staff of GRASSROOTS. The winners will be notified in May 2012. All entrants will be notified of the results in June 2012.
The awards are open to single-author titles published in 2011 by independent, university, or commercial publishers. The winners must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must agree to attend and participate in the 2012 Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival (October 24-26, 2012) to receive the award. Entries from vanity presses and self-published books are not eligible. Current students and employees at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and authors published by Southern Illinois University Press are not eligible.

Send all materials to:

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards/GRASSROOTS

Dept. of English, Mail Code 4503

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

1000 Faner Drive

Carbondale, IL 62901

(please indicate "Poetry" or "Prose" on envelope)

For further information, e-mail (replace (at) with @) or call 618-453-6833.

Fiction and Poetry Competition: The Westchester Review

The Westchester Review, a literary journal dedicated to supporting and spreading the literary work of New York's Westchester County, is now accepting submissions for our first "Writers Under 30" contest. The rules are as follows: 

The contest is open to writers of poetry and fiction who live, work, or study in Westchester County, N.Y., and who are under the age of 30 as of March 15, 2012. Writers who have lived, studied or worked in Westchester County in the past, but who currently do not, are also welcome to submit. 

We will award a prize for fiction and another for poetry. Winners will receive $100, publication in our upcoming issue, and two copies of The Westchester Review. Runners-up will be considered for publication. The deadline is March 15, 2012. Writers can submit unpublished work of up to three poems or a short story (5000 word maximum). 

Submit your work here with your name, phone and email address in a cover letter. Please write "Contest" in the subject line. 

There is a $10 reading fee for each submission, which can be paid through the Pay Pal link on the "Contests" tab of our website. Please direct any inquiries about the contest to:
westchesterreview(at)gmail.com (Replace (at) with @ )

Friday, January 20, 2012

Poetry Competition for College Students: Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Poetry Contest for College Students

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire is launching a small format poetry book competition open to all college undergraduates. The winning poet will receive a $100 prize and a single copy of the winning book. The initial print run will be a minimum of one hundred copies. The contest will be judged by a poet who is not a member of the society. There is no entry fee. Publication rights will revert to the author upon publication. Poems will not be returned. Please submit 12 to 20 pages of poetry with no identifying information via snail mail to:

Coordinator, Jennifer Militello
River Valley Community College
One College Drive
Claremont, NH 03743

Postmark deadline is January 30th. Please include a separate page with a brief bio, your complete contact information, a suggested title for your collection, a list of poems in your submission, and the name of the college you are attending. The winner will be announced in the spring. William Heyen will judge.

Call for Submissions: Palooka Magazine

Call for Submissions!

Palooka is interested in submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, graphic short stories, graphic essays, comic strips, photography, and multimedia for inclusion in issue #3 and #4. Check us out here.

Creative Nonfiction Competition: The Down Under Essay Contest

Deadline: February 29, 2012
Creative Nonfiction, in association with Tashmadada, seeks new essays for a special Australia issue.

We’re looking for a variety of perspectives—from locals, expats, tourists, or anyone else—and will consider essays of all forms and focuses as long as Australia’s landscape, people, and/or culture are prominently featured; the stories are true; and submissions are previously unpublished.

Essays must be vivid and dramatic. Writing should combine a strong and compelling narrative with a significant element of research or information, and reach for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice. Essays must be 4,000 words maximum and submitted by February 29, 2012.

All submissions will be judged by Lee Gutkind (USA) and Leah Kaminsky (AUS), and The Writers Conversation is sponsoring two cash prizes:

$6,500 (AUD) for Best Essay
$2,500 (AUD) for Best Essay by an Australian Writer
There will be only two contest winners, but all submissions will be considered by the judges for inclusion in Creative Nonfiction #46: Australia, which will be launched at the 2012 Melbourne Writers Festival.

For this contest, we are accepting electronic submissions only. To submit, go here.

Writing Competition: 2012 International Literary Awards

2012 International Literary Awards Guidelines

Here are basic guidelines for the 2012 International Literary Awards competition.
2012 Awards Over $4,000 in prizes!

Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award for a single short story up to 5000 words
Judge: Kate Bernheimer

Rita Dove Poetry Award for a poem up to 100 lines (up to two poems per submission, any style)

Judge: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award for a single piece of creative nonfiction, including personal essay and memoir, up to 5000 words

Judge: Sigrid Nunez

The winner in each genre will receive $1,200. The two honorable mentions in each genre will receive $150.
Competition Rules and Requirements

All entries should be mailed to
Amy Knox Brown
Director of the Salem College Center for Women Writers
601 South Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Competitions are open to both women and men who write in English except Salem Academy and College employees and students. All submissions must be unpublished. Postmark deadline: February 3, 2012. Winners will be announced by May 15, 2012. The author's name and address must not appear on the manuscript.

For each entry, you must include all of the following:

--three clean typed copies of your manuscript (double space all prose entries)
--one cover sheet per entry with your name, address, telephone number, email, the genre in which you're submitting (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry), word count (for nonfiction and fiction)/ line count (for poetry), and the title of the work(s)
--a check/money order for the $15 (in US dollars) reading fee per submission, made out to the Salem College International Literary Awards; and an optional SASE for notification of winners.

For further information, visit www.salem.edu/go/cww; or email:

cww(at)salem.edu (replace (at) with @);

or contact Amy Knox Brown,
Director of the Salem College Center for Women Writers
601 South Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

No phone calls, please.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Short Fiction Book Competition: OSU Prize

2012 The Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction
Sponsored by The Ohio State University Press and the MFA Program in Creative Writing at The Ohio State University

This annual award is given to the manuscript collection of short fiction selected by an independent judge to be the best submitted. The winning author will receive publication under a standard book contract that includes a cash prize of $1,500 as an advance against royalties. The winner and finalists will be announced before June 30, 2012.
Eligibility Requirements

Submissions may include short stories, novellas, or a combination of both (but a single novella is not an eligible submission).
The competition is open to all writers in English.
Previously published stories or novellas may be included in the manuscript.
Current students and employees of The Ohio State University are ineligible.
Manuscripts must be between 150 and 300 typed pages (approx. 40,000 to 80,000 words).
Individual stories or novellas in the collection may not exceed 125 pages (approx. 35,000 words).
No translations unless done entirely by the author.

Submission Format

Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, on quality white 8 1/2" x 11" paper, 250–300 words per page, one side only, pages numbered consecutively.
Crisp photocopies are acceptable.
Your identity is not revealed to the judges, so your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Instead, please include the following with your submission:

a cover sheet with name, street and email address, and phone numbers
an acknowledgement page with publication history for any previously published work
a title page listing title and approx. word count
a table of contents page listing only the stories and/or novellas and page numbers

Include a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can notify you of the contest results.
Include a self-addressed stamped postcard if you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your manuscript.
OSU Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts.
Do not send your only copy. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Deadline information
Manuscripts must be postmarked in the month of January and be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $20 (U.S. dollars). Send check or money order (no cash) made payable to The Ohio State University.

Mail to:

Fiction Editor
The Ohio State University Press
180 Pressey Hall
1070 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1002

Call for Poetry Submissions: Two Hundred New Mexico Poems

Two-hundred New Mexico Poems, a blog celebrating New Mexico's centennial through poetry, is now accepting previously unpublished submissions of poetry.

Send 1-3 poems of 40 lines or fewer which focus on the Land of Enchantment. Suitable themes include: New Mexico history (especially between the years of 1912 and 2012), environment and place, culture, and personal significance of the region. Poems may be formal or free verse and utilize narrative or lyric voice. Submissions are open to all poets regardless of residence, just as long as the poems are clearly connected to New Mexico. Poems written in Spanish will be considered as long as they are accompanied by an accurate English translation. Submissions are open until 200 poems have been selected.

Please send unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if your poem(s) has been accepted elsewhere.

Please do not send multiple submissions. Wait until you hear from us about your manuscript before sending additional poems. Submissions which do no meet minimum criteria will not be considered.

Email your typed submissions with line count for each poem and 50 word bio as a
word document to:

200nmpoems(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @).
Include name in subject line.

Our website.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Writing Competition: "Intimate Landscape," Open to Interpretation Book Project

"Intimate Landscape" Juried Writing Competition

Open to Interpretation is now calling on writers to submit images for consideration in a juried book competition. 
Project Details
Open to Interpretation is a collaborative book project bringing together photographers, poets and writers. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers' submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. The unique collaboration adds new dimensions to both the photos and the written word.

Book Title: Open to interpretation
Theme: Intimate Landscape
Judge: Patrick Thomas, Editor + Program Manager at Milkweed Editions
Submission Fee: $10 per entry
Deadline for Submission: March 29, 2012
Results Announced: April 19, 2012
$300 Judge's Selection Award
Patrick Thomas is the editor and program manager at Milkweed Editions. As an editor, his work focuses on acquisitions that consider our relationship to the more-than-human world. As program manger, he works to find the best way to bring literary art to the widest possible audience. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.
For further details go here.     

Fiction Competition: Elephant Talk Indie Music Magazine

Elephant Talk to Hold Writing Contest

Elephant Talk Indie Music Magazine will hold its first short fiction writing competition starting in January of 2012. We are looking for the best stories under 10,000 words in which music plays a role—whether it be a character that is a musician, a scene at a venue, a dialogue at a music shop, a trip to a record store, or anything else music related.

Submissions will be accepted from Jan 1 until March 31. Multiple submissions will be accepted. Simultaneous submissions will not.

Pieces will be judged by Elephant Talk founder Jerry Ryan, editor John Arthur, and contributing writer Cris G.S. The winning piece will be announced in April. For information about the judges, see their bios at the bottom of this page.

The winning story will be published on Elephant Talk’s blog and the winning writer will win a prize package that includes a lifetime pass to all Elephant Talk events, Elephant Talk posters, and CDs and records by bands that have performed at an Elephant Talk event.


All submissions must be emailed to:

elephanttalksubmissions(at)gmail(dot)com (Please change (at) to @ and (dot) to .)

Please write SUBMISSION in the subject field of your email, followed by the title of your story in quotes. Include the story in the body of the email as well as in a PDF, word file, or RTF attachment. Include brief biographical information at the top of the email. Stories that have previously been published will not be considered.


Jerry Ryan founded Elephant Talk Indie Music Magazine in 2009 and has organized an annual music festival in Atlantic City for the past two years, as well as other Elephant Talk sponsored events around New Jersey. The Elephant Talk blog was launched in late 2011, and plans for print editions of Elephant Talk magazine are in the works.

John Arthur works as a news editor and freelance journalist. He also edits Elephant Talk’s blog, plays in a band called The Deafening Colors, and writes fiction in his spare time. His short stories have appeared in Corium Magazine and Rewrites Literary Magazine.

Cris G.S. plays guitar in the band The Deafening Colors and is a writing and English teacher at an undisclosed high school somewhere in New Jersey. His band has released two EPs, and will release its first full-length, “Upstairs,” in 2012.

Poetry Competition: The Country Dog Review

The Country Dog Review, an online journal of poetry and poetry book reviews, is now accepting submissions for its first annual poetry contest, The Argos Prize, named in honor of Odysseus's faithful dog. This year's contest will be judged by Kate Northrop. The winner receives $500 and publication in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of The Country Dog Review.

The entry fee is $10 for three poems, and the postmark deadline is April 15. Please include a cover letter with your entry, and remove all identifying information from your manuscript. In the cover letter, please include your name, address, phone number, email address, and bio. Make checks payable to The Country Dog Review.

Submissions must be unpublished. We accept simultaneous submissions, but if a submitted poem is accepted elsewhere for publication, you must let us know immediately. Entry fees cannot be refunded.

Multiple submissions with corresponding fees will be accepted. All entries will be considered for publication.

Winner will be announced in May.

Send submissions to:

Attn: Danielle Sellers
The Country Dog Review
P.O. Box 1476
Oxford, MS 38655

For more information, please visit our website.

Wisconsin Writers Awards

Wisconsin Writers Awards for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in 2011.

POSTMARK DEADLINE is January 31, 2012, for the Wisconsin Writers Awards for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in 2011. Submit published work in the categories of book-length fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; short fiction and nonfiction; a set of five poems; or children's literature. Authors must be current Wisconsin residents.

The entry fee is $20.

Out-of-state judges make the selection. First place winners in each category receive $500 and a week-long writing residency at Shake Rag Alley or Maplewood Lodge in Mineral Point. See our website for additional information and entry forms.

Nominations are also open for the $500 Christopher Sholes Award, given to recognize a Wisconsin resident or organization for outstanding encouragement of Wisconsin writers. The Council for Wisconsin Writers is a nonprofit organization devoted to celebrating the accomplishments of published Wisconsin writers and nurturing an appreciation of Wisconsin writing.

Call for Submissions: The Destroyer

The Destroyer, a biannual online publication, is currently looking for poetry, innovative prose, texts with no determinate genre, video, and audio. We are also seeking to publish public opinion pieces by established writers and civic journalists in our section The Vent. Current contributors include Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Amaranth Borsuk, Brandon Downing, and Joe Hall. Please visit our website for submission guidelines.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Poetry Competition: Poetry of the Sacred

Accepting Submissions for the Poetry of the Sacred 2012 Contest
Deadline January 31, 2012
The Annual Poetry of the Sacred contest is now accepting submissions. The guidelines follow:

First Prize, $500; Three Honorable Mention Prizes, $100 each.
Winning Poems will be published in The Merton Seasonal, a publication of scholarly articles about noted spiritual leader Thomas Merton and will be posted on the Merton Institute website.
Only ONE unpublished poem type written in English may be submitted per poet.

Please limit the poem to no more than 100 lines.

Type your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of your poem on a cover page.

Submit your poem on a page with no identifying information. Place all identifying information on your cover page. Include a submission fee of $15.00 with the poem.
Poems will not be accepted via email. The poem must be sent via through the postal service.

Deadline to submit poems is January 31, 2012.

Submit poem to:
The Poetry of the Sacred Contest, The Merton Institute
415 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40202

Include the $15 submission fee payable to The Merton Institute.

No poems will be returned.

Poems will be judged on literary excellence, spiritual tenor, and human authenticity.
Winners will be announced by April 1, 2012. Please visit the Institute website for contest results.

All contestants will be notified via email of the contest results.

The mission of the Merton Institute for Contemplative Living is to awaken an interest in and deepen the understanding of contemplative living through the works of Thomas Merton and other spiritual masters.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Call for Submissions from American and Swedish Writers: Rufous Press


Rufous Press will publish an anthology of contemporary writers from the United States and Sweden. The book will be available worldwide as a paperback. It will be called Over Yonder.

We editors believe that there are many interesting parallels and differences between these countries. Americans do not need to have Swedish ancestry to participate in the project, of course.

We are looking for poetry, short stories and flash fiction. There is no particular theme, despite the Swedish/American focus. Yet, we are looking for work that is chiselled, concise and vibrant. All texts should be written in English. The deadline is 30 January 2012.

How to Submit:

Poetry: 1-3 pieces in the body of an email. Visual poetry or images with integrated poems should be in black and white and in the jpg. format.

Short short stories or short stories: 1 piece as a Word/Works attachment.
Include your full name and a short bio (10-60 words) in the third person. Mark the email as “American/Swedish” and indicate whether you are submitting poetry or fiction. We do not consider previously published material or simultaneous submissions. All rights remain with the creators. However, Rufous Salon and Rufous Press will claim the rights to archive links to the publication.

We will not read submissions that do not follow these guidelines!

Please send your submission to:
journal(at)rufoussalon.com (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

Jenny & Ande (the editors)
For more information, please visit our website.

Call for Winter Maine Fiction: Portland Magazine

Call for Winter Maine Fiction

Maine's award-winning magazine, Portland Magazine, seeks Maine-based fiction. What we publish often reflects the seasons, so we are currently looking for winter-based stories. For consideration, send us your unpublished, original story of 400-1500 words. 

Visit our website to get a better feel for the magazine. Due to the number of submissions,
please do not follow-up on your submission. We'll reply in 1-5 months.

Send all submissions to:
david(at)portlandmonthly.com (replace (at) with @) and please include a very brief bio.

Flash Contest: Switchback

Each month Switchback provides a prompt and we want you to send us your best work inspired by that prompt. The winning entry as decided by our editors will be featured on Switchback. Contest submissions can be poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or even art but must be 500 words or under. Please send us only one submission per prompt and only previously unpublished works. We accept simultaneous submissions but please notify us immediately of acceptance elsewhere. Make sure your name DOES NOT appear on the submission itself. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm on the last day of the month.
The January prompt is: "No, that's not funny."
Switchback publishes reviews of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We greatly prefer reviews of lesser reviewed books or works from small presses published within the last two years. Reviews should be unpublished and run between 500-1500 words. In your cover letter please specify to which genre editor the review should be directed.

Switchback is a publication of the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program of the University of San Francisco. For more information visit Switchback online.