Submitting to Orange Blossom Review

Submissions

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.

Simultaneous Submissions

Simultaneous submissions are permissible, but please withdraw your submission via Submittable if your work is accepted elsewhere. If you need to withdraw individual poems from your submission, please send us a message via Submittable.

Submission Guidelines

Please include with your submission an updated bio written in the third person and a current email address. We will not consider previously published work.

Fiction

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

Poetry

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

Submit up to five images of graphic literature (such as excerpts from a graphic novel or short imaged-based stories, essays, or poems), artwork, or photography. Please include a brief artist’s statement in the “cover letter” section of Submittable.

Book Reviews

Submit book reviews of recently published works. Reviews should be between 1,000 and 2,500 words.

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