The Raven Review is a quarterly literary magazine that publishes extraordinary poetry and short fiction centered around the deep, dark, and emotional. Submissions are accepted all year long, but they will be considered for the issue closest to the time in which the work was submitted. For reference, our publication and submission timeframes are as follows:
Winter issue: mid-January
Submission window: August 16 to November 15
Spring issue: mid-April
Submission window: November 16 to February 15
Summer issue: mid-July
Submission window: February 16 to May 15
Fall issue: mid-October
Submission window: May 16 to August 15
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send submissions to this address; they will be ignored.
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We will consider most forms of structured poetry, including rhyming couplets, haikus, sonnets, odes, etc. Additionally, we ask that the poems convey a coherent message and are of a high literary standard. When it comes to poetry, we love to feel things, so make us laugh, make us cry, and make us think. While we are not a genre-specific magazine, we do prefer certain themes. We love poetry that tackles real, raw, and hard-hitting topics.
Note: Please only include ONE poem in your submission document. Submissions that contain more than one poem will automatically be rejected.
We’re looking for exceptional short fiction that is thought-provoking, engaging, and of a high literary standard. While we are not a genre-specific magazine, we do prefer certain themes: we love pieces that cover real, raw, and hard-hitting topics. If your piece doesn’t quite fit those parameters, don’t worry—they’re really just guidelines. We just ask that you do not surpass 2,000 words.
Note: Please only include ONE story in your submission document. Submissions that contain more than one story will automatically be rejected.