© 2019 by Cow Creek Review

We're currently open to submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and art for our first issue, which will be released online in November of 2019. If you're a poet, you might be interested in our chapbook contest. Submissions for our first issue will close on August 15.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

  • Submissions must be previously unpublished works. 

  • We only accept submissions through our Submittable page. Submissions made through email will not be read. 

  • All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, and include the author's name and contact information. 

  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us immediately via Submittable if the piece is accepted elsewhere. 

  • We aim to respond to all submissions within 3 to 4 months, but ask that you hold off on queries until 6 months have passed. 

FICTION GUIDELINES: 

  • We're open to any style or genre. If it's a compelling narrative that challenges and captivates the imagination, send it our way. 

  • Length: Under 10,000 words. Please only submit 1 short story at a time. If you're submitting flash fiction (roughly 1,000 words or less), you may include up to 3 pieces in a single document.

CREATIVE NONFICTION GUIDELINES:

  • We're open to all kinds of creative nonfiction, from memoir to personal essay to literary journalism. We're simply interested in seeing strong narratives that make the familiar unfamiliar. 

  • Length: Under 10,000 words. Please only submit 1 essay at a time. If you're submitting shorter pieces (roughly 1,000 words or less), you may include up to 3 pieces in a single document. 

ART GUIDELINES: 

  • We're open to any style or medium. We're primarily interested in artwork suitable for the issue's cover, but are also interested in highlighting a series of works from the same artist within the issue. 

  • Submit up to 5 pieces. Each piece can be uploaded as a separate file (must be JPG and PDF) as a part of the same submission. Please state details about the artwork, including size and medium, in the cover letter portion of the submission.