The Laurel Review is a biannual print magazine seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, script, review, and those that blur the lines between genres. We seek both established and new voices in the writing world, and we are especially interested in writing by those whose identities have been historically under-represented. Submitters living outside of the United States are encouraged to submit. Translations in various genres are also of interest. All accepted contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which they appear.

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. 

Eligibility: 

  • 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  • Unpublished or previously published work is accepted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. 

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Submit poems of verse, free-verse, prose, etc. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us immediately if your piece is taken elsewhere.
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All forms of fiction, both traditional and experimental, are accepted. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us immediately if your piece is taken elsewhere.
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Scripts for the stage, the small screen, the big screen, etc. are accepted. While there is no set page or word limit, we ask that you consider the available space for any one work in a given issue and submit appropriately. 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. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us immediately if your piece is taken elsewhere.
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We accept critical reviews of recent/contemporary works such as poetry, fiction, and other writing forms. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us immediately if your piece is taken elsewhere.
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