Submissions are CLOSED.

Please read this important update on our publication policies.

Please read our submission guidelines below then submit using the forms at the bottom of this page.

Submission Guidelines

  • For fiction and CNF, you may submit one piece <5,000 words or up to three micros (<500 words each), in one document. For poetry, you may submit 1-3 poems in one document.
  • We’ll accept only one submission per person, so please do not submit in multiple categories.
  • We only accept submissions via the Google Forms below; please do not email your submission to us.
  • We only accept .docx files, and we like easy-to-read 12-point font.
  • Please include your name, pronouns, and any relevant content warnings on the first page. We prioritize #OwnVoices submissions, so if your work centers the knowledge or experience of a marginalized group, please also include an identity statement on the first page so we know your relationship to that group.
  • We don’t accept reprints unless solicited.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know if a piece is published elsewhere. Be sure to formally withdraw the piece(s) via email to with the title and genre of the piece and “WITHDRAW” in the subject line.
  • If your piece is accepted, please wait 6 months before submitting to us again. If it’s not accepted, you’re welcome to resubmit as soon as we open again for submissions.
  • You can generally expect a response time of 2-3 months. We consider each submission carefully, and this time period ensures that your work will get the attention it deserves. 

Submission Terms

  • Accepted pieces may be subject to substantive and/or copy edits. Editing is a collaborative process with the author. We won’t make any major changes without your approval.
  • All authors in the current issue will receive free priority registration for our next Weekend Workshop Intensive. We are unfortunately no longer able to offer monetary payment.
  • We’ve pledged with VIDA’s #saferLIT campaign. We will not tolerate any form of abusive behavior or bigotry in the stories we publish, nor the authors who write them. This means no anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, fatphobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, or stories that in any way perpetuate negative stereotypes.
  • Longleaf Review takes one-time non-exclusive electronic rights and archival rights to your work. At this time we do not mail out contracts. Currently, by submitting to us you are agreeing to the above terms.

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