Upcoming Submission Windows: 

Fall 2016: September 15- November 15

Spring 2017: January 15- March 15


FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS

Please include a brief bio, social media info, and an email address. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw if accepted elsewhere.


All rights revert to the author upon publication. Please credit SANTA ANA RIVER REVIEW in future publications.


FICTION

Maximum 5,000 words

Submit double-spaced .doc or .docx attachment.

Novel excerpts must be self-contained.

Send us that story you've always wanted to see in print for all the world to read. The one with the characters you love, where the writing pops off the page. We love to be surprised, and we'll give it a solid read, we promise. 

Click here to submit your work of fiction.


NON-FICTION

Maximum 6,000 words

Submit double-spaced .doc or .docx attachment.

For non-fiction, we're looking for essays and memoirs that have a revelatory angle — not simply recounting situations or events, but showing how these events change the narrator's life; this can be something as small as an important realization or as large as a major life shift. We're looking for past events that pump us up against future events, and reveal the depth of human experience. We're open to any subject as long as there is a clear personal narrative arc. 

Click here to submit your work of non-fiction.


POETRY

Up to 4 poems, 10 pages maximum

Submit .pdf attachment.

If these poems are part of a greater project, please include a line about that in your cover letter. We especially encourage people of color, LGBTQ, and all
underrepresented groups to submit. We look forward to reading your
poetry.

Click here to submit your poetry.


DRAMATIC WORKS

Ten-minute play maximum (12 pages or less)

Submit in .doc or .docx attachment.

Diverse writers encouraged (women, POC, LGBTQ).

Since this is print and not production, writers are encouraged to be as creative as they wish—with setting, characters, world, etc. Of course plays are meant to be seen, but these will be read, so writers should not feel constricted by the small-cast, single-location-set hell of “producible work.”

Previously produced plays are welcome; we do not accept previously published plays.

Click here to submit your dramatic work.


VISUAL ARTS

Up to 5 pieces

Upload in high resolution or 300 dpi for scanning photography.

Click here to submit your visual art.


Ends on November 15, 2016

Up to 5 pieces

Upload in high resolution or 300 dpi for scanning photography.

Ends on November 15, 2016

Ten-minute play maximum (12 pages or less)

Submit in .doc, .docx, or .pdf attachment.

Diverse writers encouraged (women, POC, LGBTQ).

Since this is print and not production, writers are encouraged to be as creative as they wish—with setting, characters, world, etc. Of course plays are meant to be seen, but these will be read, so writers should not feel constricted by the small-cast, single-location-set hell of “producible work.”

Previously produced plays are welcome; we do not accept previously published plays.

Ends on November 15, 2016

Up to 4 poems, 10 pages maximum

Submit .pdf attachment.

If these poems are part of a greater project, please include a line about that in your cover letter. We especially encourage people of color, LGBTQ, and all
underrepresented groups to submit. We look forward to reading your
poetry.

Ends on November 15, 2016

Maximum 6,000 words

Submit double-spaced .doc or .docx attachment.

For non-fiction, we're looking for essays and memoirs that have a revelatory angle — not simply recounting situations or events, but showing how these events change the narrator's life; this can be something as small as an important realization or as large as a major life shift. We're looking for past events that pump us up against future events, and reveal the depth of human experience. We're open to any subject as long as there is a clear personal narrative arc. 

Ends on November 15, 2016

Maximum 5,000 words

Submit double-spaced .doc or .docx attachment.

Novel excerpts must be self-contained.

Send us that story you've always wanted to see in print for all the world to read. The one with the characters you love, where the writing pops off the page. We love to be surprised, and we'll give it a solid read, we promise.

Ends on November 15, 2016

The Santa Ana River Review Dramatic Works Contest will award a first-place prize of $100 to the writer judges feel best represents a new, exciting, and challenging voice in the world of performance writing.

We will accept ten-minute works (12 pages or less) of any medium (play, screenplay, teleplay). Diverse writers--women, POC, LGBTQ--are especially encouraged to submit.

Because this is print and not production, writers are encouraged to submit work that does not rely on a feasible budget or performable restrictions. Submit works of high imagination, rarely-told stories, fantastical journeys, or not-so-typical kitchen sink dramas.

The submission period for the Dramatic Works Contest will run from September 15- November 15, and all submitted works will be given full and serious consideration.

Previously produced plays are welcome; we do not accept previously published plays.

Please submit work in .doc or .docx, or .pdf format.