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 2018, judged by Lydia Yuknavitch. 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. We do not accept reprints, but simultaneous submissions are fine. Judges reserve the right to not declare a winner; in this rare case, no entry fees will be refunded. First Prize is $500, publication in Issue 14, and eternal glory. Any Honorable Mentions will also appear in Issue 14. Good luck!

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of National Bestselling novels The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, winner of the 2016 Oregon Book Award's Ken Kesey Award for Fiction as well as the Reader's Choice Award, the novel Dora: A Headcase, and a critical book on war and narrative, Allegories Of Violence (Routledge). Her widely acclaimed memoir The Chronology of Water was a finalist for a PEN Center USA award for creative nonfiction and winner of a PNBA Award and the Oregon Book Award Reader's Choice. A book based on her recent TED Talk, The Misfit's Manifesto, was released in October 2017.  She founded the workshop series Corporeal Writing in Portland Oregon, where she teaches both in person and online.  She received her doctorate in Literature from the University of Oregon. She lives in Oregon with her husband Andy Mingo and their renaissance man son, Miles. She is a very good swimmer.

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Pacifica is proud to announce that we will be holding a poetry contest for 2018, judged by Michael Bazzett. 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. We do not accept reprints, but simultaneous submissions are fine. Judges reserve the right to not declare a winner; in this rare case, no entry fees will be refunded. First Prize is $500, publication in Issue 14, and eternal glory. Any Honorable Mentions also will receive publication in Issue 14. Good luck!

Michael Bazzett is the author of three books of poems: You Must Remember This, (Winner of the 2014 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry); Our Lands Are Not So Different (Horsethief Books); and The Interrogation (Milkweed Editions). His poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Ploughshares, The Sun, The American Poetry Review, Tin House, and The Iowa Review. A longtime faculty member at The Blake School, Bazzett has received the Bechtel Prize from Teachers & Writers Collaborative and is a 2017 NEA Fellow.