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

PLEASE NOTE: We will get back to you regarding your submission no later than one month prior to the publication date, though exact response times vary.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ravenreviewmagazine@gmail.comPlease do not send submissions to this address; they will be ignored.

We will consider most forms of poetry including free-verse, haikus, odes, and sonnets. We only 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.

Before submitting, we suggest that you read some of the latest issues of The Raven Review in order to familiarize yourself with the kind of work that we're looking for.

We only accept one poetry submission per person.

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. 

Before submitting, we suggest that you read some of the latest issues of The Raven Review in order to familiarize yourself with the kind of work that we're looking for.

We only accept one fiction submission per person.

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