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Submissions will be open between October 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019. Send us your best work!

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General Guidelines

Noctua Review is accepting previously unpublished short fiction, poetry, and artwork. Any submissions received outside our reading period will go unread. We do not consider non-fiction or translations at the present time.

Please do:

  • Use our Submittable account to send us your work!

  • Send us simultaneous submissions (and notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere).

  • Include a short cover letter with your submission.

  • Send your submission in a Microsoft Word document.

Please do not:

  • Email or mail submissions to us (except for visual art!).

  • Include your name/identifying information on the submission itself.

  • Send us a PDF.

Noctua Review requests First North American Serial Rights for print and digital publication. All rights revert to the author upon publication. While we cannot offer payment at this time, contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which they appear.


Our ideal poetry submission is a group of up to 3 poems, no longer than 6 pages total, uploaded in a single document (doc, docx). Traditional and nonce forms accepted as well as free verse.


We accept individual pieces (doc, docx) of up to 4,000 words. If you’re submitting multiple flash fiction pieces, please include up to three entries in a single submission totaling 1,500 words or fewer. 

Visual Art

Submit art or photos as attachments to our Art Editor at Please include a short message of introduction, where your work has been previously featured, and briefly explain your typical artistic aesthetic. Photos of nocturnal animals/landscapes are of particular interest to us. Color photographs will be considered for the cover only; for that reason, we’re most interested in black and white submissions.