Submission Guidelines

Letter Review is dedicated to supporting new writers and is open to unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. 

For information about our Letter Review Prize for Short Stories please click here. Entry for the Prize is $20 USD, with a prize pool of $1000 USD. 

There is a service charge of $4 USD per submission for our regular submissions. We pay $50 USD upon publication. 

We are open to submissions all year round. 

Submissions are open to everyone who is at least 14 years of age, from everywhere in the world.

You will receive an automated confirmation email.

We aim to respond within 3 months. 

You can submit as often as you like, as long as each submission is accompanied by a new service charge.

All submissions must be the original work of the author, and previously unpublished. This includes online publication. Work that has been circulated as part of a writing course is acceptable as long as access is password protected. 

Submissions are checked for plagiarism. The submission must be totally unencumbered by obligations elsewhere, and the author must have copyright to every element of the work. 

Submissions must not be defamatory, obscene, unlawful, or libelous. Fiction must be entirely fictional, and any resemblance to persons a coincidence. 

We do not publish translations. 

Copyright remains with the author, but Letter Review requires a three month exclusive right to publication from the date of first publication.  

Simultaneous submissions are allowed but please inform us that you are withdrawing your piece as soon as it is accepted elsewhere by sending an email to letterreviewsubmissions@gmail.com with ‘Withdrawal’ in the subject line. 

You may not alter your submission, and refunds will not be possible.

Please submit in a word doc (.doc or .docx), with numbered pages, and in size 12 font. Poetry may include text of any size. 

Due to the large number of submissions we are not currently resourced to provide feedback on your work.

We only accept online submissions. No submissions via post. 

There are no theme or genre restrictions.

Fiction Submissions

  1. Submit up to 3000 words per service charge. 
  2. Include a short bio of not more than 200 words, including where your work has previously appeared.  
  3. Please acknowledge payment of the service charge in your email. 

Poetry Submissions

  1. Submit up to 5 poems not exceeding 15 pages per service charge.
  2. Include a short bio of not more than 200 words, including where your work has previously appeared.  
  3. Please acknowledge payment of the service charge in your email. 

Nonfiction Submissions

  1. Submit up to 5000 words per service charge.
  2. Please include a detailed abstract which gives a summary of the entire piece including your conclusions.
  3. Include a short bio of not more than 200 words, including where your work has previously appeared. 
  4. Please acknowledge payment of the service charge in your email. 

Please submit to letterreviewsubmissions@gmail.com By submitting you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the stipulations in the submission guidelines.

Please pay one service charge per submission using the button below. If the name associated with your payment methods differs from your writing submission, please inform us so that we can track your payment. 

Service Charge for Letter Review Submissions




If you have an unanswered question please reach us at letterreview@gmail.com