Submitto Pacifica

2017 Fiction Contest

Pacifica is proud to present our 2017 Fiction Contest for Issue #10, judged by Margaret Malone! The First Prize winner will be awarded $300, publication in a forthcoming print issue, and a free year’s subscription. For full details and to submit, click the link above.

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

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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