Submission Guidelines

Tishman_SubmitThe Tishman Review welcomes submissions of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and book reviews and craft essays year-round.

  • Your manuscript and filename must not have any identifying information on it nor a cover letter attached within the file.
  • Please only include a cover letter in the Comments Section area on Submittable. In the cover letter, please share with us your writing and educational background, the title(s), corresponding page numbers (for poetry) or word count (for prose). We will request a bio upon acceptance.
  • Our co-founding editors are committed to producing a journal that reflects the diversity of humanity. Please feel free to share your gender/race/ethnicity/socioeconomic background to assist us in this task. The cover letter will be viewed only by the co-founding editors and only in the last phase of the consideration process.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed but you must withdraw the work immediately if accepted elsewhere.
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished, original works.
  • We are not looking for any gratuitous violence or sex or any work that is misogynistic, racist, or homophobic.
  • Please send only one submission at a time, but you are free to submit again after you have received a response from us.
  • Prose submissions must be double-spaced, paginated, and in standard manuscript format. Please use only one space after a period.
  • We do our best to respond to each submission within 90 days. If it has been longer than 90 days, please send an inquiry to us at:
  • Please allow 9 months after publication in TTR to submit poetry or prose again.
  • During every reading period, we offer FEE FREE regular submissions. We announce these days a few days prior via social media. Follow us on Twitter @TishmanReview.

PoetryPlease send at least 3 poems and up to 4 poems, with each new poem beginning on a fresh page, in a single computer file. We prefer the concrete over the abstract.

Fiction: We are open to the possibilities an author may present and are not expecting a particular kind of story. With that in mind, please submit your very best work, the work you are most proud of, the work that best represents your voice in the world.

Micro-fiction:  up to 300 words. You may include up to 3 pieces of micro-fiction in one submission.

Flash fiction:   up to 1,000 words.

Short Story:     up to 8,000 words.

Creative Non-Fiction: We are looking for personal essays, memoir, lyric essays and literary journalism up to 5,000 words.

Interviews, Book Reviews and Craft Essays: For 2017 and beyond, we are moving Craft Talk articles from the web to inside our journal. Our Craft Talk section will feature interviews, book reviews, and craft essays.We are seeking well-written reviews of soon-to-be or newly-published books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction and equally well-written essays on the craft of writing either prose or poetry, and on the life of being a writer/artist. We appreciate smart or humorous writing and especially smart, humorous writing. We are seeking interviews with interesting and dynamic writers and artists.

Interviews: Up to 3,000 words. Query first. Send queries in care of our Craft Talk Editor Ms. Charlie Lewis: Please include background information on the interviewee along with some information about yourself and your writing career. Interviews will be expected to include high-resolution photographs of the interviewee and his/her latest work.  Interviews are posted on a special section of our website “Interviews & Conversations” after publication in the journal: .

Reviews: Up to 1,200 words. Literary works only. You must submit reviews through Submittable only.

Craft Essays: Up to 2,000 words. Essays on the craft of writing either poetry or prose. Essays on what it is to become/to be a writer or artist. You must submit craft essays through Submittable only. We are interested in micro-essays. You may submit up to 3 micro-essays (no more than 1,000 words total) in one submission.

ArtWe are always on the lookout for those interesting pieces you came up with late one night, or the photos you took because you couldn’t stop looking at something with all its crazy curves and textures.  We’ll consider all mediums – photos, paintings, pencil drawings, pen and ink, charcoal – as well as cartoons. Submissions must be adaptable to accommodate the space – so please send us your work in a minimum of 300 ppi. If submitting for interior art, we are primarily interested in black and white images. You can submit pieces in color for the interior, but they must translate well into a black and white format. Send up to 8 images in one submission.

Please remember that we are a small non-profit, all-volunteer literary journal. We pay 75$ for cover art and $10.00 for each piece published in the interior of the magazine. We also archive our issues, including making the pod and e-book available in the future.

General Submission Information: The Tishman Review pays all of our text contributors, according to the genre. Poems are paid on a sliding scale between $10 and 25$ per poem. Creative nonfiction and fiction is paid a minimum of $10.00 for a piece under 1000 words and for a piece over 1000 words at .01 cents per word. Craft talk articles are paid on a sliding scale from $10.00 to $35.00, depending on length and type of article.  While we realize this is a small payment, our hope is (with continued support and growth) to be able to increase the amount we pay on an annual basis.

We pay our contributors through PayPal and Venmo only. You will need to provide an email address in which to receive a PayPal payment or Venmo payment info. We do not participate in PayPal Me. 

January 2017 Contributors residing within the U.S.A. will receive one free print copy of the issue. All other contributors will receive an annual e-book subscription.

Beginning with the April 2017 issue of TTR, all contributors will only receive an annual e-book subscription to TTR. Contributors will still be able to order print copies sent to one U.S. address at our cost. International contributors may request a quote for print copies at our cost that are shipped to one address.

We buy First Electronic Publication Rights, Non-exclusive print-on-demand rights to the work in the issue the work first appears in, and Archival rights only in the form the work first appears in The Tishman Review, with the copyright reverting back to the author upon publication. We do not buy the right to publish the work in an anthology or a different issue. We reserve the right to keep any work we publish. Should a piece first published in The Tishman Review be reprinted in another work, we request the later publication include an acknowledgment of The Tishman Review.


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