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. 


The next deadline for award submissions has been extended to July 14th.

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

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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 short fiction 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. 

 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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  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

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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