Pacifica Literary Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Megan Snyder-Camp, Heidi Seaborn, Philip Schaefer, Brenna Womer, John Sibley Williams, Jane Zwart, Derek Otsuji, Emma Bolden, Peter Grandbois, Paul Hlava Ceballos, Triin Paja
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 

Editorial Focus

Pacifica Literary Review publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction three times a year.  Based in Seattle, it invites writers from all backgrounds, races, orientations, and occupations to send work. 

Tips From the Editor

Fiction and creative nonfiction submissions should be under 5,000 words, paginated and double-spaced. Please include the title on the first page of your submission. Novel excerpts are acceptable, but must be able to stand alone. Flash fiction submissions should be less than 1,000 words individually. Please include no more than three separate pieces in one document; do not submit each flash piece individually. For poetry, submit up to three poems in a single document. 

Our general reading period is open year-round. Pacifica will close submissions for two weeks at the beginning of September, January, and May for the production of our web issues, after which the portals will reopen as usual.

Contact Information

Matt Muth, Editor in Chief
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Last updated: Feb 15, 2024