Submission Guidelines

Our regular reading period is September 1–April 30. Submissions sent to us not during that time will not be considered and be deleted.

We do consider submissions from BIPOC writers outside of this period. Scroll down for more information.

To learn more about Pine Hills Review, our editorial preferences, and our submissions process, read our entries in Duotrope, Poets & Writers, and CLMP directories, and our interviews for Trish Hopkinson’s website and Six Questions For…with Jim Harrington.

Pine Hills Review seeks submissions of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art.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We publish unpublished work. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication. We publish work as features on our front page, usually on Wednesday afternoons. The work lives on in our archives page thereafter. If an author’s work later appears in a collection or anthology, we ask that you include us in the acknowledgements because it’s the cool thing to do. We do not offer payment for work. We encourage female and nonbinary writers, as well as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ writers, to submit their work.

Send all work and a cover letter with contact information and a third-person bio, attached in a single Word file. The reason we ask that you do this is it helps when we are download submissions and consider them at our meetings.

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.

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