The Island Review welcomes unsolicited submissions, but before contacting us please take the time to browse our current content and read the following information.
What do we want?
The editors of The Island Review are seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, photography and visual art from islanders everywhere, as well as from those whose work is influenced by islands or which explores ideas of islandness.
We’re looking for work that stands out from the crowd: work that is original, daring, witty, wise, radical, intelligent, illuminating or just plain excellent. If you think you fit into any (or all) of those categories, we want to hear from you.
All submissions should be original, unpublished work.
• Submissions accepted year round, but know that reading periods are generally closed from 2 to 3 months following submission deadlines.
• Manuscripts must be typed or printed in proper format on white paper, in English, one side only, double-spaced for prose. Cover letters should be brief.
• Fiction and creative nonfiction manuscripts must be limited to 5,000 words. Novel and memoir excerpts are acceptable.
• Poetry submissions will be limited to up to five poems, twenty pages total.
• Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify us immediately if something has been accepted elsewhere.
• Entrants may submit only one submission per category until you have been notified of acceptance or non-acceptance of submitted material.
• Please note genre of your submission in the cover letter (fiction, poetry or CNF).
• Please include a SASE for results. Manuscripts will be recycled and will not be returned.
• Payment is in 1 copy of the issue in which the author’s work appears.