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A Call for Submissions for CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW

Non-contest Submissions for Crab Orchard Review's Weather issue online using Submittable will open on November 20, 2016


Special Issue: Weather Reports:
All About the Weather


We already have the winners, finalists, and submissions for our general awards section of our 2017 double issue, and we are receiving submissions in September, October, and early November for the Special Issue Feature Awards on the topic “Weather Report: All About the Weather.” In late November until mid-December, we will be open to non-contest submissions on this special issue topic through Submittable*. This double issue will be published and mailed out to subscribers and contributors in late Summer 2017.

Work submitted should fit the topic of the Summer/Fall 2016 special issue, "Weather Reports: All About the Weather." We are open to work that covers any of the many possibilities in how we think about and experience the weather through science, history, popular culture, art, and our own lives.

All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English. Please inquire before submitting any translations. Please limit submissions to one longer fiction or literary nonfiction piece (six pages or more) or two shorter prose pieces; poets should limit submissions to six poems and no more than ten pages of work overall. If a writer submits more than one piece of work and needs to withdraw part of the submission, please request to edit your Submittable submission and remove the piece or pieces no longer available.

(There will be an earlier date, September 1, for online submissions to our Special Issue Feature Awards, and these submissions close at the end of the day on November 5, 2016. All submissions for the Special Issue Feature Awards are also considered for publication in the 2017 double issue). We will be reading submissions throughout and hope to complete the editorial work on the issue by the end of February 2017. Writers whose work is selected will receive $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue.


*Since we have paid for 5,000 submissions for each of these months through Submittable and they will be free to submitters, we are discouraging postal submissions from now on. The decline in postal services make this option a better solution for us going forward and we are glad to be able to provide this means to submit for free to writers who wish to send us unsolicited submissions outside of our contests.




If you don’t find the information you’re looking for on our website, we can always be reached for information about current guidelines, upcoming themes, or contests by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

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Faner Hall 2380 - Mail Code 4503
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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Carbondale, IL 62901



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