Mojave River Press & Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


MRP&R Guidelines


Submissions are now CLOSED for Mojave River Review spring 2017. Many thanks to all our contributors. Our next issue will gather itself in the summer, so do watch for announcements via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

We're honored to read your best work. We have different publication opportunities at various times, so please read both the general guidelines and any additional notes specific to your submission category.

We publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction, hybrid works, chap/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 and free. Works deemed as hateful and/or mean-spirited (misogynistic, racist, etc.) will be rejected.

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. 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.