Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 12, 2012

Narrow Window to Submit and Get Published

The Los Angles Review is currently open to submissions for Issue 12, dedicated to Ron Carlson. Submissions will close at the end of business hours on April 30, 2012. Submissions received outside our reading periods will be discarded without notice.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted if noted in the cover letter. Please do not send multiple submissions unless an editor has invited you to do so. Response time is 1-3 months. Writers published in The Los Angeles Review will receive one contributor copy in exchange for first North American serial rights.

We encourage submitters to familiarize themselves with our journal before sending work. Ordering information can be found at .

Please follow our standard guidelines for submissions, and make sure to note the genre of your work (Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, or Translation) in the submission title.

$3.00 Reading Fee – Free if subscribe or have contribution in the past.

FICTION – Size limit: 500 to 4,000 words. List word count in title.
We’re looking for to hard-to-put-down shorties under 500 words and lengthier stories up to 4,000 words–lively, vivid, and excellent literary fiction. Simultaneous submissions are accepted if noted in the cover letter. No multiple submissions, please. Direct correspondence to .

PLEASE: List word count in your submission’s title.  SUBMIT ON LINE
POETRY – Size limit: 3 to 5 poems (one document only, please)
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 each poem separately.

If a poem is accepted elsewhere, please notify us at lareview.poetry@gmail.comSUBMIT ONLINE

NONFICTION – Size limit: one piece.
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


TRANSLATION – Size limit: 3 to 5 pieces
Please submit 3-5 translated pieces that open the writer’s original vision to an English-speaking audience. The writing may include poetry, novel excerpts, short stories, essays or interviews. We do not consider work that has been previously published in English translation in the U.S. Please provide a biographical summary of the author and a digital copy of the original; LAR will not accept translations without original texts. Translators must obtain copyright permission for work to be published. Direct correspondence to


BOOK REVIEW QUERY  (for self-published titles)

The Los Angeles Review offers a limited number of book reviews to authors who have self-published works of fiction, nonfiction or memoir of at least 60,000 words, or collections of poetry of 60 or more pages. We recognize that advancements in digital technology have made self-publishing a viable alternative to traditional publishing. However, few literary journals review books in this growing and potentially important field. Our goal is to publish at least one review of a self-published book per month throughout the year. Please submit a query letter and the first five to ten pages of the manuscript. Please do not include any other materials at this time.

Traditional publishers and their representatives: please do not use this portal. Instead, contact our Book Review Editor at

Note: our definition of self-publishing includes authors who publish with a “collaborative” or “hybrid” publisher. While these publishing companies may maintain high standards regarding the acceptance of manuscripts for publication, they also require an author investment for the publication process, and limit services such as editing and artwork to their company staff. If you have specific questions regarding the status of your publisher, please contact our Book Review Editor at .


Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks for posting, Kathy! Looks like a great opportunity.


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