A Call for Submissions for CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW
--SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THIS ISSUE ON AUGUST 27, 2012. THE DEADLINE FOR
SUBMISSIONS IS NOVEMBER 3, 2012. THIS IS A POSTMARK DEADLINE, SO THERE
IS NO NEED TO EXPRESS MAIL, OVERNIGHT, OR FAX ANY SUBMISSION. PLEASE DO
NOT EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSION. THANK YOU.--
Special Issue: Prairies, Plains, Mountains, Deserts
Crab Orchard Review is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2013 issue
focusing on writing exploring the people, places, history, and changes
shaping the states in the U.S. that make up the "Big Middle" of
prairies, plains, mountains, and deserts that shape the middle and
non-Pacific Coast West of the Lower 48 (Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota,
Iowa, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North
Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho,
All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or
literary nonfiction in English or unpublished translations in English
(we do run bilingual, facing-page translations whenever possible).
Please query before submitting any interview.
The submission period for this issue is August 27 through November 3,
2012. We will be reading submissions throughout this period and hope to
complete the editorial work on the issue by the end of February 2013.
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. Mail submissions to:
CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW
Prairies, Plains, Mountains, Deserts issue
Faner 2380, Mail Code 4503
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
United States of America
Address correspondence to:
Allison Joseph, Editor & Poetry Editor
Carolyn Alessio, Prose Editor
Jon Tribble, Managing Editor
COR Special Issue Feature Awards in Poetry, Fiction, and Literary Nonfiction
Each Genre Winner Receives $1500.00
All entries should fit the topic of the Summer/Fall 2013 special issue,
“Prairies, Plains, Mountains, Deserts,” focusing on writing exploring
the people, places, history, and changes shaping the states in the U.S.
that make up the “Big Middle” of prairies, plains, mountains, and
deserts of the middle and non-Pacific Coast West of the Lower 48
(Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma,
Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming,
Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Nevada).
One winner in each genre category—Poetry, Fiction, and Literary
Nonfiction—will be selected by the editors of CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW to be
published in the issue and receive a $1500.00 award. The editors are
looking for the work in each genre that best embodies the topic of the
All entries will be considered for publication in the Summer/Fall 2013
special issue, “Prairies, Plains, Mountains, Deserts.” Regular CRAB
ORCHARD REVIEW contributor’s payment rates ($25 (US) per magazine page.
$50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) apply to any accepted
work that is not a genre winner. All editorial decisions for the issue
will be made by the end of February 2013.
All COR Special Issue Feature Award entries must be submitted using CRAB
ORCHARD REVIEW’s Submittable Submissions Manager. $22.50 for each
entry. Each fee entitles entrant to one copy of the 2013 Winter/Spring
issue of CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW (published in February 2013) and one copy
of the 2013 Summer/Fall issue of CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW, our special issue
“Prairies, Plains, Mountains, Deserts,” which will feature the genre
winners. If you submit more than one entry, we will be happy to send you
additional copies of each issue you are scheduled to receive, or we can
mail these additional copies as gift subscriptions. Please let us know
what you prefer and provide us with the necessary information.
Page Restrictions: Poetry entries can be up to 5 pages of poetry (no
more than one poem per page). Prose entry length: up to 6000 words for
fiction or up to 6500 words for literary nonfiction. One poetry entry,
story, or essay per $22.50 entry; a writer may enter up to three
separate entries ($22.50 each).
Contest Guidelines: Entries must be previously unpublished*, original
work written in English by a U. S. citizen or permanent resident
(current students and employees at Southern Illinois University
Carbondale and authors published by Southern Illinois University Press
in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry are not eligible). Simultaneous
submissions are considered, but an entry is ineligible to win if
accepted for publication elsewhere. The author’s name should not appear
on any page.
All entries must be submitted through Submittable between
September10, 2012 and the end of November 3, 2012 (online entries will
be accepted until 11:59:59 PM (CDT) on November 3, 2012). All entrants
will be notified of results by e-mail.