Submissions for American Writers Review 2019

Now Closed - If you have submitted, you will hear from us soon.


Submissions are now closed. We are working our way through the submissions and will finalize our choices soon. We are shooting for a June 2019 publication date.


After a short hiatus....

We are back. For our 2019 issue, we welcome submissions of previously unpublished poems, short stories, creative non-fiction, art and photography. Submissions can be sent to us through our Online Submission Manager.  We will not accept emailed or snail mailed submissions.

Regular submissions will be accepted from September 15, 2018, to March 2019.  We will be charging a small reading fee of $5 to defray our costs.  Payment is in contributor's copies.  

For both contest and regular submissions, we are looking for previously unpublished work, well-written, with a human sensibility.  Few things are complete turn-offs, but porn, excessive gore, and gratuitous violence would be.  Work aimed at a children's audience is likewise not a good fit for us.

Submissions must be in English, double-spaced, in Word or RTF format.

Simultaneous submissions: Of course you do it.   Everyone does it.  Just let us know as soon as you can if you have been accepted elsewhere.

If you want to enter a piece in the contest and as a regular submission, you are, of course, free to do so. It will confuse and maybe even irritate us, so be warned.

Any questions, please email us at