At this time Pacifica Literary Review is only accepting electronic submissions. Please submit all documents in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format. You will receive a confirmation upon receipt of submission, as well as a final decision through email. Please do not submit any additional work until you have received a decision from the editors regarding work already under consideration. Reporting time varies from one to four months.

Our general reading period is open year-round. Pacifica will close submissions for two weeks at the beginning of September, January, and May for the production of our web issues, after which the portals will reopen as usual. If the submission portal is inactive, we are currently closed for submissions. If the portal is closed during our normal reading period, something extraordinary has happened; in that unlikely event, please refer to our Facebook and Twitter accounts for details. 

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Pacifica is proud to announce that we will be holding a fiction contest for 2017, judged by Margaret Malone. To be considered for this contest, you must submit one short story to this category in a single document of no more than 5k words. Authors may submit only once to this contest. Multiple submissions from a single author will be deleted and the Contest Entry Fee will not be refunded. Submissions received in our general "Fiction" submission category will not be considered for this contest. A single author may submit simultaneously to both the Fiction Contest and our general "Fiction" category, as long as you submit different stories to each category. First Prize is $300, publication in the print issue, and a year's subscription. Good luck!

Margaret Malone is the author of the story collection People Like You, a Finalist for the 2016 PEN Hemingway Award, Winner of the 2016 Balcones Fiction Prize, and selected as a best book of 2015 by Powell's Books, The Oregonian, The Portland Mercury, and Quivering Pen. A co-host of the artist and literary gathering SHARE, Margaret lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.
Please submit no more than three poems, in a single document. We will not consider poems that are submitted individually from the same author (i.e., 3 separate submissions each containing a single poem from a single author). 

Fiction submissions should be under 6,000 words, formatted in Times New Roman with 12 pt font, paginated and double spaced.  Please include the title on the first page of your submission.  Novel excerpts are acceptable, but must be able to stand alone. Flash fiction submissions should be less than 1,000 words individually. Please include no more than 3 separate pieces in one document; do not submit each flash piece individually.

Nonfiction includes memoir, creative non-fiction and essays. Please note which genre you're submitting to in the header for your submission. All submissions should be paginated and formatted in Times New Roman 12 pt font.

Entries should be under 6,000 words, double spaced. Please include the title on the first page of your submission. Excerpts from larger works are acceptable, but must be able to stand alone. 

Pacifica Literary Review is now accepting submissions of photography, illustration, and design. Photography or artwork can be either color or black-and-white.

*300 dpi in CMYK is standard, and 72dpi in RGB for web and devices, in case we want to display your work digitally!