Longleaf Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Please review our guidelines. It’ll make us super happy (and way more likely to publish your brilliant writing).


You can submit work in one category per submission period. We accept: 

  • flash or short fiction only (1 piece under 3,500 words) (We do not accept novel excerpts.)
  • poetry (1–3 pieces)
  • creative nonfiction (1 piece under 3,000 words)

We prioritize #OwnVoices submissions, so if your work centers on the knowledge or experience of a marginalized group, please also include an identity statement on the first page so we know your relationship to that group.

Generally, we only accept unpublished work. However, if you pulled your work because of harassment or bigotry, we’d like to consider it. Please explain your work’s publication history (to the extent that you’re comfortable) on the first page of your submission.

We’ve pledged with VIDA’s #saferLIT campaign. This means we don’t tolerate or accept anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, fatphobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, or stories that in any way perpetuate negative stereotypes.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but if your submission is published elsewhere, please let us know by withdrawing it in Submittable. If you need to withdraw one part of your submission but not the whole thing, send us a message in Submittable.

We take one-time nonexclusive electronic rights and archival rights to your work. At this time we don’t provide contracts. By submitting to us, you’re agreeing to the above terms

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