Resources for Writers
Submissions Call for The Matador Review
Submissions deadline: 30th November 2017
The Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, Illinois. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. We are now accepting submissions for our Winter 2018 publication through November 30th 2017
Our purpose is to promote “alternative work” from both art and literature, and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications. In each issue, we offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and book reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative. For us, alternative is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude.
Terms and Conditions
Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction: We accept all work that is under 10,000 words. Please submit only one piece per submission.
Flash Fiction Guidelines: For fiction that is under 1,000 words, you may submit up to three pieces. Please include all pieces within one document.
Poetry Guidelines: Please submit 1-6 poems within one document.
- Works of literature should be attached to the email as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. We will not consider submissions that are not within these file formats.
- We suggest that submissions be formatted with 12 pt. Times New Roman type.
- You may add a cover letter into the body of the email that includes your first and last name, email address, the title of your work(s), and a brief bio (100 words or less).
- We undergo a “blind” submissions process. Personal information should not appear anywhere on the attached document(s).
The Matador Review acquires First North American Serial Rights for the work we publish. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. If your work is later republished, we request you note its initial publication in The Matador Review.
While we are not currently a paying market, we support our contributors consistently, and follow up with them following their publication in TMR in order to promote their achievements on our blog.
The Matador Review has a circulation of over 5,000.
Full submission information can be found at: www.matadorreview.com/submissions
Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions and concerns can be sent to email@example.com