The Columbia Review only accepts electronic submissions sent to TheColumbiaReview@gmail.com with the subject line “Submission [Fall / Spring] [Year].” Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please submit writing in a Microsoft Word document. We have no preferred file type for art submissions. We read submissions from the beginning of September to the middle of April, with a break for December and January.
Please submit up to three poems (fewer than 10 pages), up to three pieces of flash fiction (fewer than 1,000 words), or one piece of short fiction (fewer than 3,000 words). Essays or other forms of written work will be evaluated upon arrival.
We will only accept submissions made in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font. Please do not capitalize, bold, or italicize your title. Use double spacing for prose and single spacing for poetry and prose-poetry.
All submissions by Columbia University undergraduate students (CC, SEAS, BC, GS) will be considered for the 100th Volume literary prizes including the Kenneth Koch Poetry and Prose Prizes, and the Translation Prize.
The deadline for the Fall 2018 Issue is Tuesday, November 13th at 12 noon.
Unfortunately, due to the volume of materials we receive, we cannot respond to every submission or query. We accept or reject almost all pieces within three months of receiving them. If you have not heard back from us within three months, we encourage you to explore other publication options for your piece.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at the address above. We look forward to reading your work.