The Los Angeles Review is open for submissions year-round. All submissions will be considered for LAR Online and for the new best-of print edition to be released yearly in the Spring.

We encourage submitters to familiarize themselves with our journal before sending work. You can read more at losangelesreview.org.

For any questions or issues regarding submissions, please contact production@losangelesreview.org.

Blooming Moons—edited by Sarah Fathima Mohammed

Blooming Moons, an online anthology of poetry by North American Muslim youth forthcoming for digital publication through the Los Angeles Review, holds a space for the voices of young people of Islamic faith finding in this current time and space who they are, where they come from, with poetry as a sacred way to be whole, to hold themselves fully. Like prayer, poetry can be exploratory and questioning, can both root Muslim youth in their diverse identities and bring them bounding forth together, communally. Blooming Moons creates hands to hold the young Muslim community that is finding through poetry a way to document, to witness, and to understand deeply the world and the way they are growing in it

Blooming Moons is set for digital publication in November 2022, marking the one-year anniversary of New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims, edited by Kazim Ali and published through Red Hen Press, the cacophony (and symphony) of which continues to sing.


Call for Submissions:

Blooming Moons is currently open for poetry submissions by North American Muslim high school students. Please send 3-5 poems on any subject to be considered for the online anthology’s publication, which is set for November 2022. Submissions will be open May 15 - August 31.

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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.

 All submissions will be considered for the online edition of LAR, and for the best-of print issue set to be released every Spring. 

Direct correspondence to poetry@losangelesreview.org

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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We’re looking for hard-to-put-down sequences of shorts or stand-alone lengthier stories in the 1,000 – 4,000 words range. Regardless of length, we always hope to see lively, vivid, excellent literary fiction.

 All submissions will be considered for the online edition of LAR, and for the best-of print issue set to be released every Spring. 

Direct correspondence to fiction@losangelesreview.org

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We’re looking for shorts of 1,000 words or less that we want to read again and again. We’re looking for work that is lively, vivid, and leaves us wanting more.


All submissions will be considered for the online edition of LAR, and for the best-of print issue set to be released every Spring. 

Please note: if submitting multiple pieces, each piece must be submitted separately. Submissions that do not follow this policy will not be considered.


Direct correspondence to flashfiction@losangelesreview.org

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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. 

 All submissions will be considered for the online edition of LAR, and for the best-of print issue set to be released every Spring. 

Direct correspondence to nonfiction@losangelesreview.org

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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.

 All submissions will be considered for the online edition of LAR, and for the best-of print issue set to be released every Spring. 

Direct correspondence to translation@losangelesreview.org

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