SUBMISSION READING PERIOD
Aug. 15, 2012--Jan 23, 2013
We Are Now Closed for Submissions
Poets--Please Enter Our 2013 Poetry Contest:
Crab Creek Review: Contest Guidelines
Poetry: Send up to 3 poems.
EMAIL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Fiction: Send up to 3,500-4,000 words, double-spaced. We
accept short stories or novel excerpts that can stand alone.
Creative Nonfiction: Send up to 4,000 words,
double-spaced. We are interested in creative nonfiction
essays on any topic that will engage a general reader; we will also consider
excerpts from book-length works, but they must be able to stand alone. At this
time we are not accepting book reviews, literary criticism, scholarly articles
or straight reportage.
Email Submission Checklist:
If you are submitting poetry, submit up to 3 poems.
If you are submitting fiction or creative nonfiction, submit
up to 4,000 words.
All submissions should be previously unpublished.
Send your cover letter in the body of the email (not
in an attachment). It should include your contact information
(please include your mailing address and phone #), a brief
bio, and the names of the pieces you are submitting.
Send your poems, fiction, and creative nonfiction in an MS
Word Doc attached to your email. Please send your work in New Times
Roman and 12 pt. font. Title your attachment with your full name and
the genre of your work: Your Full Name Poetry
For Poets: please send your 3 poems in one document, not three separate
Please include your name and contact information on each poem you submit.
For fiction and creative nonfiction submissions, please include your name and contact information
on the first page of your piece.
Email your submission to:
In the subject line, include the appropriate editor (Poetry
Editor, Fiction Editor, Creative Nonfiction Editor) and your full name:
Attn: Poetry Editor - Your Full Name Here.
Should you submit something that is under simultaneous consideration elsewhere,
please indicate this in your cover letter, and notify us immediately (email@example.com)
if it has been accepted elsewhere.
We aim for a response time between 2 and 5 months. If you
haven't heard from us within 3 months, most likely your work has made
it to the final round.
Submissions received outside of the timeframe (Aug. 15th -
Mar. 31st) will not be read.
We ask that you only submit one batch of poems or one prose
piece per reading period. If you have already submitted during this
reading period (fall-2012 through spring-2013), please do not submit
again until the fall-2013 through spring-2014 reading period.
Our current payment is in the form of one copy of the issue for which
your work has been accepted. We buy first rights as well as the rights to use
your name and the accepted work (whole or part) on our website. Beyond this
use and following publication, rights revert to the author. We ask that
Crab Creek Review be acknowledged in any subsequent publication
of the work.
Crab Creek Review nominates yearly for the Pushcart Prize
and chooses an annual Editors' Prize
($100) for the best poem, short story, or creative nonfiction essay from
the two issues published in a given year.
We are proud of our literary magazine and hope you will want to purchase a copy of
your own. We encourage you to subscribe!
Thank you for your interest in Crab Creek Review. We look
forward to reading your work.