Stonecoast Review - Literary Arts Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Stonecoast Review will be open to submissions from August 1st to October 31st. Send us your stories that we won’t be able to forget.

*We strongly encourage artists from underrepresented communities and cultures to submit their work.*

Please read our guidelines for important information. As is mentioned below, we only accept blind submissions–identifying information (name, address, email, etc.) should NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts with identifying information will be rejected immediately. 

Genre Specifics:

· Creative Nonfiction: Tell your truths unflinchingly.

Please limit submissions to 5,000 words or fewer.

· Fiction: Compel us to read your story and leave it resonating when it’s gone. We accept both literary fiction as well as genre fiction—we believe the boundary between the two is unnecessarily arbitrary.

Please limit submissions to 5,000 words or fewer.

· Poetry: Experiment with words and forms, or don’t. Affect us.

Please limit submissions to 3 poems, no more than 50 lines each.

· Dramatic Works: Screenplays, stage, monologue—anything with dynamic dialogue.

Please limit submissions to 12 pages or fewer.

· Visual Art: We need visual images for the Issue #10 cover, interior, and website. We accept 2D digital images of all forms of fine art—photography, sculpture, painting, mixed media, documentation of 3D art, drawings, digital media, installation art, etc. We welcome experimental and unusual art forms. Please send high-res digital images (no larger than 300 dpi) in JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, or RAW file format. NOTE: With the exception of the front and back cover of Issue #10, all accepted visual art will be printed in black and white.

Formatting Requirements:

Please submit all written work as .doc attachments and include a short cover letter in the body of your e-mail. We will automatically reject any work not in standard manuscript format (double space, 12 pt font, Times New Roman is our preference). Include only the title/s and body of the work in the attached document.

WE USE BLIND SUBMISSIONS. Your name should not appear anywhere on the attached document.

Multiple and Simultaneous Submissions:

We want only original, previously unpublished work—no unsolicited reprints, please. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please alert us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We will accept only one prose submission and one poetry submission (up to three poems) per person at a time. Please wait until you have heard back from us about your submission before submitting again.


All contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue where their work appears. Our staff consists entirely of volunteers—either current Stonecoast MFA students or program graduates—and we rely entirely on donations to cover advertising, website, and printing costs. Your continued support will hopefully allow us, at some point in the future, to pay professional rates. Thank you.


Stonecoast Review acquires First Serial Rights and First Electronic Rights for all work published in the journal. Rights revert back to the author upon publication.

A Note on Rejected Works:

Stonecoast Review offers feedback on ten percent of declined submissions.

Stonecoast Review - Literary Arts Journal