Little Patuxent Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Little Patuxent Review is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and artwork for the Winter 2016 Myth issue. Mythology both shapes and reflects culture—forming a bridge between individual and universal experience. How do you cross the bridge from past to present—or from individual to universal? How do you travel the mythic quality of life? LPR seeks works that witness shape shifting in micro and macro ways. Orhan Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel prize in literature suggests: The writer who shuts himself up in a room and goes on a journey inside will, over the years, discover literature’s eternal rule; he/she must have the artistry to tell their own stories as if they were other people’s stories, and to tell other people’s stories as their own…” Submissions will be open from August 1, 2015 to October 24, 2015.

Please see the submission guidelines below for each category and familiarize yourself with the work we publish by visiting our excerpt archive and purchasing an issue.


  • We do not accept submissions from persons living outside of the United States.
  • While our contributing editors may provide pieces at the request of the editor, we do not accept unsolicited material from anyone listed on our masthead.
  • While we may reprint previously published work, we do not accept unsolicited submissions that have been previously published, either in print or online.
  • We do not accept multiple submissions or work submitted before we have notified you of our decision about pieces under review.
  • We do accept work that is simultaneously submitted to other journals as long as it is identified as such and you promptly inform us of acceptance elsewhere.
Notification and Queries

Expect three to five months for a decision. If you have not heard from us in that time, check your Submittable account. If you still have a question, contact us by email at

Compensation and Publication Rights

Regrettably, we cannot provide monetary compensation for work published in LPR. If we publish your work, we will give you one copy of the issue in which your work appears and the opportunity to read or discuss your work at the issue’s launch event. When we accept a piece, we obtain first-publication rights only.