Submission Guidelines

The Loch Raven Review is a Maryland-based Literary Journal, ISSN: 1557-7627.

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”  Edgar Degas

The mission of the Loch Raven Review is to showcase the poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays and translations of both well-known and emerging writers who demonstrate excellence in their work.

Published twice a year online, the Loch Raven Review also publishes an annual print volume of the work published online.  Copies of the Loch Raven Review’s print editions are available here:



Submissions Guidelines:

We are considering all work except poetry for the Loch Raven Review Volume 17 Number 1 between now and April 1 2021. Poetry submissions will be accepted starting January 1, 2021. The Fall Volume 17 Number 2 deadlines are November 1 2021 with acceptance of poetry submissions starting August 1 2021.

Please send us your best work: up to six poems, or one short story, creative non-fiction piece or essay during each reading period. Books for review should be queried first. Please send the author’s name and the title of the book to our editors’ email.

The Loch Raven Review accepts only previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please let us know immediately if work has been accepted elsewhere for publication.

Poetry can be any length or style, but only six or fewer poems are accepted for consideration during each reading period.

Prose, fiction and non-fiction, of up to 3,500 words will be considered.  Double space all submissions in an easily readable font, such as Times New Roman.

All submissions must include the author’s name, mailing address, phone number and email address.

Email submissions only. In the subject of your email please specify the genre: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, with the author’s last name. We will accept no more than one submission in each genre. We do not open email attachments. Please paste your submission into the body of an email if you want us to consider it for publication and send it to

Please include an author’s bio that is no longer than 75 words.

The Loch Raven Review tries to respond to all submissions within a reasonable period of time.  If a writer has not heard back from us in six weeks or longer, you may query us at If the submission has been processed, the writer notified, please wait until the next reading period before resubmitting new work.

Thank you for reading and considering the Loch Raven Review for your work.

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