Pacifica Literary Review is a small literary arts magazine based in Seattle, WA. Our print editions are published biannually in winter and summer.
Pacifica Literary Review is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, author interviews, and black-and-white photography. There are no limitations on form or subject matter for the winter issue; please refer to our website for the theme of the summer issue. Prose submissions must be under 6,000 words. Flash fiction submissions must be 300-1000 words individually. Novel excerpts are acceptable, but must be able to stand alone. For poetry, please submit no more than three poems in a single document.
Our general submission period is from September 15th to May 7th. General submissions received between May 8th and September 14th will be deleted. We are at this time only accepting online submissions through our online submission system on Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are considered, as long as Pacifica Literary Review is notified immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. Please withdraw submissions accepted elsewhere through Submittable.
All submissions should follow the directions on Submittable and be titled with the name of the work. The author will receive a confirmation of the receipt of the work as well as a final decision through email. Please don’t submit any additional work until you have received a decision from the editors regarding work already under consideration, and please do not resubmit a piece we have previously considered. Reporting time varies from one to four months.
We understand that you’re anxious to hear back, and we will try our hardest to expedite the process. At this time we cannot offer monetary compensation for publication, but we can provide two free copies of the magazine as well as a free one-year subscription for yourself or a friend.
Pacifica Literary Review reserves first North American publishing rights, and non-exclusive rights to reproduce, display, and distribute the work in print or other media platforms. Print rights return to the author after first publication in Pacifica Literary Review.