The Columbia Review only accepts electronic submissions sent to 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.

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.

The deadline for the Spring 2019 Issue is yet unannounced. We do not accept submissions over the winter or summer interim (December 15-Jan 25; May 17-September 4). Any submissions received between these dates will be automatically deleted unread.

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.

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