Whale Road Review will publish poetry, flash fiction, and micro essays that don’t demand too much time up front, but somehow leave readers changed. We hope readers of all sorts will enjoy these short pieces in stolen moments—waiting in line, using the restroom, riding a train, steeping tea. Whale Road Review will also be a resource for writing teachers and a venue for reviews. We will publish quarterly.
For over two decades, Reunion: The Dallas Review has been dedicated to finding and publishing exceptional examples of short fiction, drama, visual art, poetry, translation work, non-fiction, and interviews. Our mission remains cultivating the arts community in Dallas, Texas, and promoting the work of talented writers and artists both locally and across the globe.
Reunion publishes both new and seasoned writers. Our taste is eclectic. We encourage you to look over our past issues for an idea of what we generally publish. Sample work from past issues is available to browse on our website.
Please review our guidelines online before submitting. We only accept electronic submissions through our Submittable link. We accept simultaneous submissions with prompt notification if any of your work is accepted elsewhere.
Some general tips:
Please submit electronically once in the fall during our reading period. Anything submitted outside this time won’t be read.
Follow submission guidelines. This keeps us happy and helps us make decisions more efficiently.
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This is a publication that plans to blur the lines of traditional poetry. Too many publications have a narrow definition of what poetry is or what it should be. We don't. In fact, we treasure poetry that strays from the path. We want raw, evocative, emotional poetry. We love imagery. While we don't traditionally like rhymes, we are not opposed to them if they are done well. We love the free verse; we also love the aubade. The form is up to you.
We do not want: Nature Poems Religious Poems Boring Poems Instead, please send us: Trash Poetry Nerdy Poetry Horror Poetry For more on what we're looking for, please review one or two of our back issues. We ONLY accept online submissions. Please no postal mail.
Due to the format of our publication, we do not take long line or prose poems.
Versal, the literary & arts journal out of Amsterdam, seeks work that is urgent, involved, and unexpected. A publication celebrating translocal intersections and cross-cultural dialogue, Versal is internationally renowned for the quality of work published by up-and-coming as well as established writers, and for its strong attention to design and production values. Versal has been featured many times in Poets & Writers Magazine, including being named among the "top indie innovators" (November/December 2010).
We especially encourage works from outside of the US, works that blend genre, works in translation, works from writers and artists of color, works from writers and artists with disabilities, and works from writers and artists of marginalized orientations, backgrounds, and gender identities.