Yalobusha Review is a journal of new writing, founded in 1995 and operated by the graduate writing program at the University of Mississippi. We seek to showcase work that alters or subverts mainstream forms of expression–work that is, in a broad sense, experimental, though that takes many forms. We believe the reading experience should be a kinetic one, and to that end, we favor art that has its own source of energy, drawn from tonal individuality, linguistic texture, and above all, a sense of exploration. 

YR accepts free submissions until we have reached capacity for the month. At that point, submitters may use our tip jar submissions or wait until the new month to submit for free.

Submissions may close during contests and summer months. 

All submissions should include a cover letter (the shorter the better) with titles of submissions, a brief, press-ready biographical statement, and any relevant contact information. YR does not accept previously published pieces. Simultaneous submissions are not only permitted but expected; please notify us immediately if a piece is chosen for publication elsewhere. Response time can take up to five or six months. 

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Fiction submissions are open now until March 31, 2020. 

One short story (up to 4000 words) or up to 3 pieces of flash fiction (less than 1000 words a piece). If submitting 3 shorter works, please include all pieces in one file. 

Please submit in standard manuscript format (12-point font, double spaced, Times New Roman).  

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please let us know if a piece is accepted elsewhere by manually withdrawing your submission. If a flash piece needs to be withdrawn, please notify us via the notes tool on Submittable. Submit in .docx, .doc, or .pdf format.  

Please wait thirty days after response before submitting again. 

It's a good idea to look at our most recent issue before submitting, to get a sense of the size and style of work we tend to like.  

Please wait at least 120 days to query about the status of your manuscript. Questions and queries may be sent to yreditors@gmail.com. 

We're very excited to consider your work. Please note the following guidelines:

* 3-5 poems, all in the same file—.doc, .docx, or PDF. Please no TextEdit or whatever.

* Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, so long as you let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. Withdraw your submission via Submittable, or if it's a partial withdrawal, let us know on Submittable's "notes" feature. (Plz no emails.)

* Please wait to hear back from us before submitting again. 

* Please do not withdraw your work to resubmit a revised version. All poems should be in their final state when you send 'em out.

* It's a good idea to read our most recent issue before submitting in order to get a sense of the sort of poetry we tend to like.

THANK YOU! We look forward to reading!

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Fiction submissions are open now through March 31, 2020.

One short story (up to 4000 words) or up to 3 pieces of flash fiction (less than 1000 words a piece). If submitting 3 shorter works, please include all pieces in one file. 

Please submit in standard manuscript format (12-point font, double spaced, Times New Roman).  

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please let us know if a piece is accepted elsewhere by manually withdrawing your submission.If a flash piece needs to be withdrawn, please notify us via the notes tool on Submittable. Submit in .docx, .doc, or .pdf format.

Please wait thirty days after response before submitting again.

It's a good idea to look at our most recent issue before submitting, to get a sense of the size and style of work we tend to like.

Please wait at least 120 days to query about the status of your manuscript. Questions and queries may be sent to yreditors@gmail.com. 

We're very excited to consider your work. Please note the following guidelines:

* 3-5 poems, all in the same file—.doc, .docx, or PDF. Please no TextEdit or whatever.

* Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, so long as you let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. Withdraw your submission via Submittable, or if it's a partial withdrawal, let us know on Submittable's "notes" feature. (Plz no emails.)

* Please wait to hear back from us before submitting again. 

* Please do not withdraw your work to resubmit a revised version. All poems should be in their final state when you send 'em out.

* It's a good idea to read our most recent issue before submitting in order to get a sense of the sort of poetry we tend to like.

THANK YOU! We look forward to reading!

Yalobusha Review