Submissions to The Ilanot Review


The theme of our Winter 2020 edition is


Submissions to Home/Work are currently closed.

Guest Editor for Flash Fiction:

Meg Pokrass

“Home is where I work, and I work everywhere.” —Alfred Nobel

Many of us spend almost all our time at home or at work, and for some of us, the two are one and the same.
What is the nature of home?  What constitutes work? How and when do we inhabit these two sometimes conflicting domains? Is there a resolution between them?

For our HOME/WORK issue (winter 2020),  we welcome your stories, essays, poetry, graphic art, and genres that have no name.

Here are just a few examples of themes we would be happy to see:

  • Work done inside the home, or for the benefit of the home (or homeland), including domestic labor, emotional labor, the work of building a home, or even freelancing/telecommuting from home
  • Conflict or balance between the home and the workplace
  • Finding a home at work
  • Our Earth as home, and our stewardship of the land.
  • We’re also open to pieces that deal with just home or just work. And if you’ve got a great piece about actual homework, send that along as well!


Only one submission per reading period, please! Multiple submissions will be automatically disqualified.

  • Poetry: Up to 5 poems, not to exceed 7 pages. Please submit all work + bio in a single Word file, with each poem beginning on a separate page. Please include your name and contact information on each page.
  • Flash Fiction: Up to 3 flash pieces, no longer than 1500 words total. Our guest editor for this issue is Meg Pokrass
  • “Long” Short Fiction: One short story of up to 3500 words
  • Creative Nonfiction: Up to 3000 words. 
  • Graphics and Cover Art: We’d love to see comics, paintings, photos, photo essays, graphic poetry/nonfiction. Please submit a single document or up to six image files (all files must be included in a single submission).
  • Other / Hybrid: Work that absolutely doesn’t fit into any of the categories above, including hybrids of multiple genres. Up to 5 pieces, not to exceed 7 pages. Please include all work in a single submission.

We are happy to consider translations of original work, provided the translator has obtained permission from the author. Be sure to include the original work in Word format.

We welcome work that challenges conventions of form, style and content.

  • We only consider work that has not been previously published. This includes internet venues, blogs and self-published work.
  • Please include a short bio (50 -75 words) with your submission.
  • We will consider simultaneous submissions but ask that you retract your work immediately if it is accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • If your work appears in our current issue, we kindly ask that you refrain from submitting to our upcoming issue.
  • We retain first serial rights. At the time of publication, all rights revert back to the author. However, The Ilanot Review retains the right to publish the piece(s) in any subsequent issue or anthology, whether in print or online. Should you decide to republish the piece elsewhere, we ask that you cite The Ilanot Review as a place of previous publication and provide our web address.

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