MRP&R Guidelines


Submissions are now OPEN for Mojave River Review and will remain open until we have filled the issue's pages. Remember to watch for all announcements via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

We're honored to read your best work. Please read both the general guidelines and the additional guidelines specific to your submission category. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will be declined. Note also that work we deem as misogynistic, racist, homophobic, and the like will be rejected.

We publish poetry, flash fiction, flash non-fiction/creative non-fiction, hybrid works, chapbook/book reviews, plus articles or interviews relevant to arts and letters, especially in the southwest. We're interested in your best work and are genuinely eclectic, open to all styles and topics, but are always interested in poets, writers, and works related to southwest/desert culture(s). Read past issues of Mojave River Review and dig for yourself. They're online (http://mojaveriverpress.com/mrr) and free.

No previously published work of any kind, please. We require First Serial Rights, as we are looking to debut new work. Mojave River Review is not a paying market at this time; however, we do publicize authors and artists. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but if work is accepted elsewhere please withdraw your submission via Submittable and accept our congratulations. No multiple submissions, please; don't submit to more than one category at a time. Reply time varies. If you haven't heard back after 90 days, please do inquire.

All rights revert to authors and artists upon publication, and you are free to publish it elsewhere thirty (30) days after it appears with us. We do ask that Mojave River Review get recognition for first publication of your work. Publication in the Mojave River Review grants Non-Exclusive Digital Rights to archive the work online. Submission acceptance grants Mojave River the right to include work in anthologies, with full credit to authors/artists, and for use promoting both your work and Mojave River publications. We enthusiastically nominate Mojave River poets and writers for Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and storySouth awards, as well as for others like PEN and Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP).

Thank you for trusting us with your work. We look forward to reading it.

Want to have more success with your submissions? Here's an excellent article by Nate Tower, former managing editor of Bartleby Snopes.


First and foremost: be certain you have read and understood our General Guidelines. Reading past issues is also strongly recommended.

Please send your best 3-5 poems in a single document. We ask for at least three so we can get a feel for your work, and, well, six is just too many. We welcome prose poetry. We aren't typically interested in lengthy poems, but if a poem knocks us out, we publish it.

By submitting work to Mojave River Press & Review you promise it to be your original, unpublished work. You also promise that the work does not, to the best of your knowledge, contain anything that is libelous, illegal, or infringes anyone’s copyright or other rights. If the work contains material that is someone else’s copyright, you promise that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to use the material and that the material is clearly identified and acknowledged in the text. When you submit your work, you are agreeing to all MRP&R terms and conditions.


First and foremost: be certain you have read and understood our General Guidelines. Reading past issues is also strongly recommended.

We consider flash fiction to be no more than 1,000 words in length. Please send us your best 1-3 flash stories in a single document.

By submitting work to Mojave River Press & Review you promise it to be your original, unpublished work. You also promise that the work does not, to the best of your knowledge, contain anything that is libelous, illegal, or infringes anyone’s copyright or other rights. If the work contains material that is someone else’s copyright, you promise that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to use the material and that the material is clearly identified and acknowledged in the text. When you submit your work, you are agreeing to all MRP&R terms and conditions.


First and foremost: be certain you have read and understood our General Guidelines. Please send us your best work in a single document.

Hybrid writing--hovering or vacillating, experimentally or otherwise, between fiction and/or non-fiction and/or poetry--has a special place in the heart of MRR's editor-in-chief, so if you have exciting work of this nature, please do send it along. Please send us your best 1-3 hybrids in a single document. Each piece should be 250-1000 words.

By submitting work to Mojave River Press & Review you promise it to be your original, unpublished work. You also promise that the work does not, to the best of your knowledge, contain anything that is libelous, illegal, or infringes anyone’s copyright or other rights. If the work contains material that is someone else’s copyright, you promise that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to use the material and that the material is clearly identified and acknowledged in the text. When you submit your work, you are agreeing to all MRP&R terms and conditions.


First and foremost: be certain you have read and understood our General Guidelines. Reading past issues is also strongly recommended.

You may submit up to three (3) non-fiction/creative non-fiction flash pieces of no more than 1,000 words each. Please send us your best work in a single document.

By submitting work to Mojave River Press & Review you promise it to be your original, unpublished work. You also promise that the work does not, to the best of your knowledge, contain anything that is libelous, illegal, or infringes anyone’s copyright or other rights. If the work contains material that is someone else’s copyright, you promise that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to use the material and that the material is clearly identified and acknowledged in the text. When you submit your work, you are agreeing to all MRP&R terms and conditions.



First and foremost: be certain you have read and understood our General Guidelines.

Reviews are always welcome and should be 500-1,000 words. We're interested in book reviews of poetry, fiction, hybrid, and creative non-fiction works, especially chapbooks, though we will consider unusual finds.

Submit up to three (3) at a time. We consider all submitted reviews but mostly we're looking for (1) books/chaps published within the last 24 months, (2) work that hasn't gotten much, if any attention, and (3) work with special, unusual qualities upon which your review focuses.

Note that MRR's editor-in-chief is a chapbook addict and relishes being turned on to innovative and exciting chaps. Bottom line is we'd like you to help in uncovering and highlighting new and/or unheralded voices.

By submitting work to Mojave River Press & Review you promise it to be your original, unpublished work. You also promise that the work does not, to the best of your knowledge, contain anything that is libelous, illegal, or infringes anyone’s copyright or other rights. If the work contains material that is someone else’s copyright, you promise that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to use the material and that the material is clearly identified and acknowledged in the text. When you submit your work, you are agreeing to all MRP&R terms and conditions.