All submissions must be received between April 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020. We are looking for a chapbook-length collection of poems, ranging from 25 pages to 35 pages, not including title page, table of contents, etc.
Please include a cover letter with name, physical address, email address, and manuscript title in your submission.
In addition to the publication of the chapbook, the contest winner will be invited to give a reading at Northwest Missouri State University as part of the university’s Visiting Writers Series. Travel expenses, lodging and an honorarium of $300 will be provided.
Last year's winner, Metaphorsis by Yu-Han Chao, is available for purchase below.
The reading fee entitles entrants to a one year subscription to The Laurel Review. Subscription will be enacted for US addresses provided in the Submittable form. Due to postage and shipping costs, international entrants will receive en electronic version of the magazine.
We are looking to create an anthology of MIssouri writers that will be showcased at the 2021 AWP Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Entries into this special edition of The Laurel Review are free.
- Writers who submit must consider themselves Missouri writers
- Writers must explain their connection to the state of Missouri in the cover letter
- Unpublished or previously published work is accepted
The Laurel Review will host a reading / release party of this special edition at the 2021 AWP Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.
All forms of fiction, both traditional and experimental, are accepted. If you are submitting flash fiction (<1000 words), feel free to submit up to three pieces in a single file.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us immediately if your piece is taken elsewhere.
Personal essays, travel writing, and other forms of creative nonfiction are accepted. If you are submitting flash nonfiction or micro-essays (anything less than 1000 words), feel free to submit up to three pieces in a single file. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us immediately if your piece is taken elsewhere.