The theme of our Spring 2021 edition is:

EARTH

Submission period: December 1, 2021-January 31, 2022

Guest Editor for Poetry: Lauren Camp


The first 500 submissions are free. (Specific submission caps may vary across categories.)  

Afterward, each submission costs $3, except works in translation, which are free throughout the entire reading period. (We're leaving open the option for paid submissions throughout the entire period, just in case you feel like contributing to help cover our web expenses - but don't worry; we give free and paid submissions equal consideration.) 


We welcome your previously unpublished stories, essays, poetry, graphic art, and genres that have no name. (We consider self-published work and work posted on internet venues, personal websites and social media as previously published.)

  • Only one submission per reading period, please! Multiple submissions (including submissions to multiple genres) will be automatically disqualified.
  • We will consider simultaneous submissions but ask that you retract your work immediately if it is accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • If your work appears in our current or previous issue, we kindly ask that you refrain from submitting to our upcoming issue.
  • Please include a short bio (50 -75 words) with your submission.
  • We welcome unpublished translations of original work, provided the translator has obtained permission from the author. Please include a copy of the original work.
  • We welcome work that challenges conventions of form, style, and content.
  • See individual submission categories for specific guidelines. 
Ends on $3.00
$3.00

**We have hit our limit on free submissions for poetry. All (non-translated) poetry must now be submitted through this category, for a $3 fee.**

We are currently accepting submissions for our EARTH issue.

Reading Poetry for this Issue: Guest Poetry Editor Lauren Camp & Poetry Editor Jane Medved

Submit up to five poems , not exceeding 7 pages, in a SINGLE Word file. Each poem should begin on a separate page. Please include your name and contact information on each page. Please include a brief (75-100 word) author bio.

We welcome simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We do NOT allow multiple submissions during the same reading period (including submissions to multiple genres). Multiple submissions will be automatically disqualified. We receive a high volume of work and try very hard to respond quickly.  If your work is declined, please wait for the next issue of The Ilanot Review to submit again.  

We are currently accepting submissions for our EARTH issue.


Reading Microfiction for this Issue: Editors Mitch Ginsburg & Nadia Jacobson, Assistant Editor Anat Hinkis

Please submit up to three pieces of microfiction, no longer than 400 words each.  

Please note that we do NOT allow multiple submissions during the same reading period (including submissions to multiple genres). Multiple submissions will be automatically disqualified. We receive a high volume of work and try very hard to respond quickly.  If your work is declined, please wait for the next issue of the Ilanot Review to submit again.  

We are currently accepting submissions for our EARTH issue.


Reading Short Fiction for this Issue: Editors Mitch Ginsburg & Nadia Jacobson, Assistant Editor Anat Hinkis

Please submit one short story, between 401 and 1500 words long.
Got something shorter? Consider submitting to our Microfiction category.

Please note that we do NOT allow multiple submissions during the same reading period (including submissions to multiple genres). Multiple submissions will be automatically disqualified. We receive a high volume of work and try very hard to respond quickly.  If your work is declined, please wait for the next issue of the Ilanot Review to submit again.  

We are currently accepting submissions for our EARTH issue.


Reading CNF for this Issue: Marcela Sulak & Karen Marron

Submit one piece of creative nonfiction, preferably no more than 3000 words long, or up to 3 flash pieces, no longer than 1500 words total.  Please include a brief bio with your submission.

We welcome work that challenges conventions of form, style and content.

Please note that we do NOT allow multiple submissions during the same reading period (including submissions to multiple genres). Multiple submissions will be automatically disqualified. We receive a high volume of work and try very hard to respond quickly.  If your work is declined, please wait for the next issue of the Ilanot Review to submit again.  

We are currently accepting submissions for our EARTH issue.

**We have a limited number of free submission slots - if you made a mistake in your submission, please don't withdraw and resubmit. You can add a note to your submission explaining the error and we'll see it when we read your piece. Thanks!**

For this category, please submit images or series of images that tell a story (or poem): comics, photo essays, graphic fiction/poetry/nonfiction, other types of visual narratives.  Up to six files per submitter.

Please note that we do NOT allow multiple submissions during the same reading period (including submissions to multiple genres). Multiple submissions will be automatically disqualified. We receive a high volume of work and try very hard to respond quickly.  If your work is declined, please wait for the next issue of the Ilanot Review to submit again.  


We are currently accepting submissions for our EARTH issue.

For this category, please submit images or series of images that tell a story (or poem): comics, photo essays, graphic fiction/poetry/nonfiction, other types of visual narratives.  Up to six files per submitter.

Please note that we do NOT allow multiple submissions during the same reading period (including submissions to multiple genres). Multiple submissions will be automatically disqualified. We receive a high volume of work and try very hard to respond quickly.  If your work is declined, please wait for the next issue of the Ilanot Review to submit again.  


We are currently accepting submissions on the theme of EARTH.

**We have a limited number of free submission slots - if you made a mistake in your submission, please don't withdraw and resubmit. You can add a note to your submission explaining the error and we'll see it when we read your piece. Thanks!**

Paintings, drawings, photography and other forms of visual art are welcome.  Artwork submitted to this category will be considered for inclusion within the journal’s pages and as cover art. Up to six images per submitter. 

We are currently accepting submissions on the theme of EARTH.


Paintings, drawings, photography and other forms of visual art are welcome.  Artwork submitted to this category will be considered for inclusion within the journal’s pages and as cover art. Up to six images per submitter. 

**PLEASE NOTE** This category is for translations ONLY. Original work that is not in translation will be declined unread. 

We are currently accepting submissions for our EARTH issue.  We welcome unpublished translations into English from any language, provided the translator has obtained permission from the author (or vice versa, if the author is submitting). Please include a copy of the original work.

Word limits:

  • Poetry: Up to 5 poems, not to exceed 7 pages. Please submit all work + bio in a single Word file, with each poem beginning on a separate page. Please include your name and contact information on each page.
  • Microfiction: Up to 3 pieces of microfiction, no longer than 400 words each.
  • Short Fiction: One piece of short fiction, between 401 and 1500 words long.
  • Creative Nonfiction: One essay of up to 3000 words, or up to 3 flash pieces, no longer than 1500 words total.

Please note that we have a free translation submission option - but if you choose to pay anyway, we sincerely thank you for your support!
We are currently accepting submissions for our EARTH issue.  We welcome unpublished translations into English from any language, provided the translator has obtained permission from the author (or vice versa, if the author is submitting). Please include a copy of the original work.

Word limits:

  • Poetry: Up to 5 poems, not to exceed 7 pages. Please submit all work + bio in a single Word file, with each poem beginning on a separate page. Please include your name and contact information on each page.
  • Microfiction: Up to 3 pieces of microfiction, no longer than 400 words each.
  • Short Fiction: One piece of short fiction, between 401 and 1500 words long.
  • Creative Nonfiction: One essay of up to 3000 words, or up to 3 flash pieces, no longer than 1500 words total.


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