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2018 Fiction + Poetry Contests

Our 2018 fiction judge, Lidia Yuknavitch, is the author of National Bestselling novels The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, winner of the 2016 Oregon Book Award’s Ken Kesey Award for Fiction as well as the Reader’s Choice Award, the novel Dora: A Headcase, and a critical book on war and narrative, Allegories Of Violence (Routledge). Her widely acclaimed memoir The Chronology of Water was a finalist for a PEN Center USA award for creative nonfiction and winner of a PNBA Award and the Oregon Book Award Reader’s Choice. A book based on her recent TED Talk, The Misfit’s Manifesto, was released in October 2017. She founded the workshop series Corporeal Writing in Portland Oregon, where she teaches both in person and online. She received her doctorate in Literature from the University of Oregon. She lives in Oregon with her husband Andy Mingo and their renaissance man son, Miles. She is a very good swimmer.

 

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Our 2018 poetry judge, Michael Bazzett, is the author of three books of poems: You Must Remember This, (Winner of the 2014 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry); Our Lands Are Not So Different (Horsethief Books); and The Interrogation (Milkweed Editions). His poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Ploughshares, The Sun, The American Poetry Review, Tin House, and The Iowa Review. A longtime faculty member at The Blake School, Bazzett has received the Bechtel Prize from Teachers & Writers Collaborative and is a 2017 NEA Fellow.

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General Submissions

Pacifica Literary Review is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, author interviews, and visual art and photography. There are no limitations on form or subject matter for the annual Winter issue; the Summer 2015 issue is un-themed as well this year. Prose submissions must be under 5,000 words. Flash fiction submissions must be no more than 1000 words individually. Novel excerpts are acceptable, but must be able to stand alone. For poetry, please submit no more than three poems in a single document. For flash fiction, please submit no more than three pieces in a single document. 

Our general submission period is open year-round with periodic closures in September, January, and May for editorial production. If the submission portals are down, we’re putting a new issue together and will re-open shortly. We accept online submissions through our online submission system on Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as Pacifica Literary Review is notified immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. Please withdraw submissions accepted elsewhere through Submittable. To withdraw a single poem or flash fiction piece, let us know by email at pacificalitreview@gmail.com.

All submissions should follow the directions on Submittable and be titled with the name of the work. The author will receive a confirmation of the receipt of the work as well as a final decision through email. Please don’t submit any additional work until you have received a decision from the editors regarding work already under consideration, and please do not resubmit a piece we have previously considered. Reporting time varies from one to four months.

We understand that you’re anxious to hear back, and we will try our hardest to expedite the process. At this time we cannot offer monetary compensation for publication, but we do offer two free copies of the magazine as well as a free one-year subscription for yourself or a friend.

Pacifica Literary Review reserves first North American publishing rights, and non-exclusive rights to reproduce, display, and distribute the work in print or other media platforms. Print rights return to the author after first publication in Pacifica Literary Review.

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