Longleaf Review is Currently Accepting Submissions/ How to Apply (Prize: Publication)

Longleaf Review is a registered nonprofit literary organization that publishes submissions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and hybrid — however creative a writer can be.

As of February 1st, Longleaf Review is accepting submissions.

It is a community of volunteer writers and editors where everyone is welcome. The review does not and will not tolerate any form of abusive behavior or bigotry in the stories published, nor the authors who write them. This means no anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, fatphobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, or stories that in any way perpetuate negative stereotypes.

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Eligibility for Longleaf Review Submissions

The literary organization is committed to publishing work by, for, and about people who are often marginalized in literary spaces, including BIPOC (Black and Indigenous people, and people of color); trans people, cis women, and non-binary people; single parents; LGBQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, asexual/aromantic) people; people with disabilities; and caregivers.

They will be publishing individual pieces throughout 2023.

Submissions Guidelines

  • For flash fiction, please submit 1 piece between 500-1000 words or up to 3 pieces under 100 words in a single Word doc.
  • For short fiction, please submit 1 piece that’s between 1500-3000 words in a single Word doc.
  • For creative nonfiction, please submit 1 piece that’s between 500–3,000 words, or up to 3 pieces under 100 words in a single Word doc.
  • For poetry, you can send 1–3 pieces of poetry per submission opening in a single Word doc.
    For fiction and creative nonfiction reviews, aim for 850—1000 words, including pull quotes.
  • For interviews, send a Q&A between 1,500–2,500 words, with an optional 250–500 word introduction.
  • Submissions commence February 1, 2023. And would only be accepted via their submittable.
  • If your work is accepted, editing commences. Accepted pieces may be subject to developmental and/or copy edits. Editing is a collaborative process with the author, and they won’t make any major changes without the author’s permission.
  • If they have just accepted your work, please wait 6 months before submitting again.
  • If your work is not accepted this time, they  sincerely hope you’ll send something new during the next submissions cycle.
  • And if you’ve just completed a volunteer role with them , please wait 6 months before sending your own work.

More literary organizations are open to accepting submissions this period! Make sure you apply here and here


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