Submitting to Orange Blossom Review


We accept unsolicited general submissions from January 15 through February 15; and July 15 through August 15. New issues are published in June and December. Writers are invited to submit work in more than one genre, but please limit the number of submissions in any given genre to one submission per reading period.

Response Time

Response time should be no longer than three months, but please do not send queries until the next submission period has begun.

Simultaneous Submission

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us through Submittable if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Submission Guidelines

Please include, with your submission, a 50-word bio. We will not consider previously published work.


Submit short fiction up to 5,000 words. Novel excerpts will be considered but should be accompanied by a brief synopsis.


Submit up to five poems for consideration. Please combine poetry submissions into a single document.

Creative Nonfiction

Submit creative nonfiction up to 5,000 words.

Graphic Literature, Artwork, and Photography

Graphic literature, artwork, and photography should be attached as either .JPEG or .TIFF format file; please include a brief artist’s statement.

We welcome graphic literature such as excerpts from a graphic novel or short imaged-based stories, essays, or poems. Please attach the files as .JPEG or .TIFF and include a brief description of the work.

Book Reviews

Book reviews of recently published works will be considered. Reviews should be between 1,000 and 2,500 words.

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