Little Patuxent Review opens for submissions on August 1, 2016, for our themed winter issue. The current theme is prisons. LPR is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction that explores the internal, external, structural, and metaphorical prisons people encounter in the world. The editors welcome creative writing that deals explicitly with correctional facilities as well as writing that investigates the cultural dynamics in society which construct walls, bars, and guards which go unseen. From the political to the personal, LPR is looking for writing to occupy the imagination and to set it free.

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.

Restrictions

  • 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 editor@littlepatuxentreview.org.

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.

Ends on October 24, 2016

You may submit up to three poems of a maximum of 100 lines. Please include all poems in a single electronic file. Your submission should be typed using a standard, legible font (i.e., the equivalent of 12-point Times New Roman), have flush-left margins and be identified with the genre of the submission, your name and pseudonym (if any) and complete contact information. We also ask that you include a brief bio (less than 75 words) written in the third person.

Ends on October 24, 2016

Please submit one story that is no more than 5000 words in length. Your submission should be typed using a standard, legible font (i.e., the equivalent of 12-point Times New Roman), have flush-left margins and be identified with the genre of the submission, the word count, your name and pseudonym (if any) and complete contact information. We also ask that you include a brief bio (less than 75 words) written in the third person.

Ends on October 24, 2016

Please submit one piece of prose that is no more than 3500 words in length. Your submission should be typed using a standard, legible font (i.e., the equivalent of 12-point Times New Roman), have flush-left margins and be identified with the genre of the submission, the word count, your name and pseudonym (if any) and complete contact information. We also ask that you include a brief bio (less than 75 words) written in the third person.