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 from 9/15-12/15 for the Winter issue, and 1/15-5/15 for the Summer issue. 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 poetry contest for Winter 2017, judged by Dorothea Lasky. To be considered for this contest, you must submit no more than 3 poems to this category in a single document. Authors may submit only once to this contest. Submissions containing more than 3 poems, or multiple submissions from a single author, will be deleted and the Contest Entry Fee will not be refunded. Submissions received in our general "Poetry" submission category will not be considered for this contest. A single author may submit simultaneously to both the Poetry Contest and our general "Poetry" category, as long as you submit different poems to each category. First Prize is $150, publication in Issue #9, and a year's subscription; Second Prize is $50, publication in Issue #9, and a year's subscription. Two Honorable Mentions will receive publication on our website and a copy of the Winter 2017 issue. Good luck!

Dorothea Lasky is the author of four books of poetry, most recently ROME (W.W. Norton/Liveright, 2014), as well as Thunderbird, Black Life, AWE, all out from Wave Books. She is the co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney’s, 2013) and several chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, co-directs Columbia Artist/Teachers, and lives in New York City.

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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). 
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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.

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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. 
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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!