Submissions to The Ilanot Review

The theme of our Summer 2017 edition is:


Submission period: February 1 – April 30, 2017


We’re looking for poems, stories and essays in all permutations of the epistolary. Keep it traditional with classic letter-writing forms, or explore through the media of emails, texts, chats, posts, tweets, Instagrams, etc.

Guest Editor for Fiction: Judith Claire Mitchell

Guest Editor for Poetry: Hadara Bar-Nadav

We invite submissions in the following categories. One submission per category, and if you’ve been published in the current issue, please hold off an issue before re-submitting.

Poetry: Up to four poems – Please submit all work + bio in a single Word file. Submit up to four poems, with one poem per page. Please include your name and contact information on each page.

“Long” Short Fiction – A short story up to 4000 words long.

Flash Fiction – A short story up to 1000 words long. You may include up to 3 flash pieces (each <1000 words) in a single submission.

Creative Nonfiction: We prefer work that is less than 3000 words long.

Cover Art: Up to six images per submitter

Graphic Art: Photo essays/graphic poetry/prose


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

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

  • 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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