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Submission Guidelines

We aim to make submissions as easy and stress free as possible. We know all too well how nerve wracking it can be to share your work with a literary journal and a complicated submission process doesn't help. We only have a few things to keep in mind when submitting, please check them out below and then send us that work!

We proudly select some of the best pieces we receive annually to submit to Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize!

Fiction

Length: While we would love to read your novel someday we must ask that you limit submissions to no more than 8,000 words. This can be one story or multiple flash fiction pieces as long as they stay under the word limit. 

What we want: Your best work! Any genre and any style are welcome here. Simultaneous submissions are accepted but we request that you notify us as soon as possible if your work has been accepted elsewhere. At this time we only accept submissions in English but welcome translated works. 

What we don't want: While we love all genres and styles we will not tolerate work that is homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic or anti-semitic in nature. 

Additionally, we do not accept previously published work at this time. (Email us if you have any questions regarding what counts.)

Formatting: For fiction submissions use Times New Roman or Arial font, and double space your work. 

How to submit: Submissions can be sent to risingactionreview@gmail.com  Please send your submission as an attachment (word document or pdf.) Include your name and type of submission in the subject line of your email. Example: John Doe - Fiction Submission

 

In the body of the message include a short third person bio. If your work is selected for publication your bio will accompany it, so include anything you want your audience to know about you. Check out the bios on some of our published work if you need inspiration. You may also include an author photo to appear next to your bio but this is optional. 

What to expect: We try to review submissions as quickly as possible our usual response time is between 3-4 weeks. Feel free to follow up with us after four weeks if you still haven't heard back.

If your work is selected for publication we will contact you about any needed edits or formatting changes and provide you with a publication date!  After submitting (regardless of decision) please wait 3 months before submitting again, thank you!

Payment: Starting 11/18/2023: Thanks to a grant that our budding press received we are now able to pay each contributor a small stipend of $25.00 to compensate them for their work. (Please note that all authors will receive no more than 1 - $25.00 stipend (per calendar year) regardless of the number of pieces they have accepted.) Payment will be dispersed on the date your piece is published. For U.S. writers compensation can be sent via check, Paypal, Venmo, or Cash App. For international writers we currently offer payment through Paypal, Venmo and Cash App. Thank you. 

Technical Bits: If we publish your work on the website, we reserve first North American electronic publication rights and the right to keep it here in our archives indefinitely. All other rights remain property of the author. We also retain the right to share your work on our social media channels.

We hope to read your work soon! Thanks you for visiting us and happy writing!

Poetry: 

Length: Please send no more than three (3) poems in a singular document. 

What we want: Your best work! Any genre and any style are welcome here. Simultaneous submissions are accepted but we request that you notify us as soon as possible if your work has been accepted elsewhere. At this time we only accept works in English but welcome translations. 

What we don't want: While we love all genres and styles we will not tolerate work that is homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic or anti-semitic in nature. 

Additionally, we do not accept previously published work at this time. (Email us if you have any questions regarding what counts.)

Formatting: For poetry submissions please use Times New Roman or Arial font. If you are experimenting with form we would love to read your work but due to website limitations can't guarantee that we can preserve intricate spacing or styling choices. We will contact you if there is any issue.

How to submit: Submissions can be sent to risingactionreview@gmail.com  Please send your submission as an attachment (word document or pdf.) Include your name and type of submission in the subject line of your email. Example: Konrad Ehresman - Poetry Submission

 

In the body of the message include a short third person bio. If your work is selected for publication your bio will accompany it, so include anything you want your audience to know about you. Check out the bios on some of our published work if you need inspiration. You may also include an author photo to appear alongside your bio but this is optional. 

What to expect: We try to review submission as quickly as possible our usual response time is between 3-4 weeks. Feel free to follow up with us after four weeks if you still haven't heard back.

If your work is selected for publication we will contact you about any needed edits or formatting changes and provide you with a publication date!  After submitting (regardless of decision) please wait 3 months before submitting again, thank you!

Payment: Thanks to a grant that our budding press received we are now able to pay each  contributor a small stipend of $25.00 to compensate them for their work. (Please note that all authors will receive no more than 1 - $25.00 stipend (per calendar year) regardless of the number of pieces they have accepted.) Payment will be dispersed on the date your piece is published. For U.S. writers compensation can be sent via check, Paypal, Venmo, or Cash App. For international writers we currently offer payment through Paypal, Venmo and Cash App. Thank you. 

Technical Bits: If we publish your work on the website, we reserve first North American electronic publication rights and the right to keep it here in our archives indefinitely. All other rights remain property of the author. We also reserve the write to share and promote your work on our social media accounts. 

We hope to read your work soon! Thanks you for visiting us and happy writing!

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