The theme of our Fall 2022 edition is:

WANT

Submission period: June 1 - July 31, 2022 

June 1 - 14, 2022: Free submissions (subject to close early if Submittable's caps are reached) **June 14: Sorry, we've reached our free submission limit!**

June 15 - July 31, 2022: Paid submissions ($3)

Translation submissions are free throughout the entire period

Guest Editors:

Poetry: W. Todd Kaneko

Creative Nonfiction: Jill Talbot

Microfiction: Gary Fincke


We welcome your previously unpublished stories, essays, poetry, graphic art, and genres that have no name.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 -100 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  • We welcome unpublished translations of original work, provided the translator has obtained permission from the author.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 are currently accepting submissions for our WANT issue.

Reading Poetry for this Issue: Guest Poetry Editor W. Todd Kaneko & Poetry/Managing Editor Marcela Sulak

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 WANT issue.


Reading Microfiction for this Issue: Guest Editor Gary Fincke & Staff Editors Mitch Ginsburg & Nadia Jacobson

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 WANT issue.


Reading CNF for this Issue: Guest Editor Jill Talbot & Staff Editor Jane Medved


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 WANT 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 WANT.


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 WANT 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.
  • 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 WANT 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.
  • 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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