Call For BIPOC Writers
As acts of police brutality and anti-Black racism continue to come to light, we recognize that every institution plays a part in creating an anti-racist society. Pine Hills Review condemns and opposes all forms of racism and recognizes the barriers to publication for BIPOC writers. We believe writing has the power to change our thinking and change the world; we endeavor to decolonize the literary canon and stand in solidarity with those working towards an end to systemic racism. This is why we are opening up our submissions—to BIPOC writers exclusively—outside our regular reading period, from June 20, 2020 to August 12, 2020. After this special reading period, BIPOC are more than welcome to submit their work during our regular reading period as well, as we push to promote quality BIPOC work on any topic. Solidarity is more than a one-off action. It is continually creating spaces for BIPOC to have their voices heard. Our submission guidelines follow.
General Submissions are closed until September 1, 2020.
Our regular reading period is September 1–April 30. Submissions sent to us not during that time will not be considered and be deleted.
Pine Hills Review seeks submissions of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We are interested in quality work, no matter the genre, form, or style. Hybrid and experimental works are encouraged.
We encourage female and nonbinary writers and those outside a position of sociological privilege (i.e., non-white, differently abled, LGBTQIA+, etc) to submit their work.
Send all work and a cover letter with contact information and a third-person bio in a single Word file.
Poetry submissions should include no more than six poems total; combine all poems into one document as a single submission.
Nonfiction and fiction submissions should be no more than 3,000 words.
Hybrid or cross-genre work or visual work or excerpts from larger projects should be no more than 3,000 words. If there are visual elements or are sending visual work, attach as jpeg in your email or paste it into your Word file.
Specify “[genre name] submission [name]” for both email subject and name of the Word attachment. Submissions without this language will not be read.
Send work to firstname.lastname@example.org