Please read as our reading periods have changed:

The Los Angeles Review is open for submissions twice every year: Jan 1-Jun 1 and Jul 1-Dec 1. These reading periods allow ours editors a month to catch up with submissions and make their final selections.

We are currently OPEN for submissions.

Please note that we now have a new option for our themed issue. Click on that category to learn more!

We encourage submitters to familiarize themselves with our journal before sending work. Ordering information can be found at www.losangelesreview.org.

If you're a current subscriber to LAR, or if your work has appeared in a previous edition of LAR, your submissions to us are always free.

Please follow our standard guidelines for submissions, and make sure to note the genre of your work (Fiction, Poetry, or Translation) in the submission title. 

*Note: your subscriber and/or contributor status will be verified before your work is read. 

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Please submit 3-5 poems that will surprise us, wow us, and make us wish we’d written them ourselves. We are open to form, free verse, prose poems, and experimental styles. Our only criterion is quality. Please send all poems in a single document; do not submit or attach each poem separately.

If a poem is accepted elsewhere, please add a note to that effect in your submission. Do not withdraw the entire submission if want us to consider the remaining poems. 

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The Los Angeles Review is pleased to announce a new general submission category: rotating themed submissions! For each submission period, writers will have the option to submit their work to either the general submission category or the rotating themed category.

We are now accepting submissions for our themed submission category, for a chance to appear in Vol. 21 of The Los Angeles Review. Please make sure all submissions entered in the Themed Submissions category are relevant to the current theme. See below for more submission guidelines.

  • The theme for Vol. 21 is: #fuckit.
Poetry: Please submit 3-5 poems that will surprise us, wow us, and make us wish we’d written them ourselves. We are open to form, free verse, prose poems, and experimental styles. Our only criterion is quality. Please send all poems in a single document; do not submit or attach each poem separately. If a poem is accepted elsewhere, please add a note to that effect in your submission. Do not withdraw the entire submission unless you do not want us to consider the remaining poems. 

Fiction: 
We’re looking for hard-to-put-down shorts under 1,000 words as well as sequences of such shorts and/or stand-alone lengthier stories up to 4,000 words–and regardless of length, we always hope to see lively, vivid, excellent literary fiction. 

Nonfiction: Please submit an essay, memoir, or commentary told as compelling, focused, sustained narrative in a distinctive voice, rich with detail. Send 1,000-4,000 words or delight us with flash nonfiction that cat-burgles our expectations. Direct correspondence to lareview.nonfiction@gmail.com.
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We’re looking for hard-to-put-down shorts under 1,000 words as well as sequences of such shorts and/or stand-alone lengthier stories up to 4,000 words–and regardless of length, we always hope to see lively, vivid, excellent literary fiction.

 

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Please submit an essay, memoir, or commentary told as compelling, focused, sustained narrative in a distinctive voice, rich with detail. Send 1,000-4,000 words or delight us with flash nonfiction that cat-burgles our expectations. Direct correspondence to lareview.nonfiction@gmail.com

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Please submit no more than 5 poems (single-spaced) or 5 pages of prose (double-spaced). Include biographical notes for both the author and the translator. Your submission must be accompanied by 1) the original text and 2) a letter from the rights holder stating that you have permission to translate and publish the work in the United States. If you cannot provide #2, we may still print your work, but please remember that obtaining permissions is the translator's responsibility. Thank you for sending us your work--we look forward to reading it.