Pacifica Literary Review: Market Spotlight
Pacifica Literary Review is an online literary publication that seeks poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (in addition to art and photography). This publication has been in print and online since 2012 when it was founded by two writers, Matt Muth and Kodiak Armstrong.
The editors say, “We are an inclusive space for the best emerging and established writers. Seattle is our home base, and everything you’ve heard is true: The coffee is good, it rains a lot, and we have the best writing community in the US. Writers from all backgrounds, races, orientations, occupations, and sports fandoms are encouraged to send us work. Professors and baristas will receive equal consideration. Sonnets and memes will receive equal consideration. If it is excellent and gives us the feels, we’ll print it.”
This is not a paying market, and they close to submissions in January, May, and September (to put together new issues).
What They’re Looking For
Pacifica Literary Review seeks poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Prose submissions should be limited to 5,000 words; flash fiction submissions should be fewer than 1,000. Writers can submit up to three poems (or three flash fiction pieces) at a time.
The editors say, “Here’s what we want: your best work. If your bio is more impressive than your writing, it’s going to anger up our blood. You think we’re pikers over here or something? We’re not pikers over here. We want things that are interesting to read, because we have all read enough of that one story/poem (you know the one) in your workshops and we are all bored with it. We want unique voices and risky writing; send your predictable stuff to those hoary old journals who’ve been printing the same thing since 1970.”
How to Submit
Potential writers can submit their work nearly year round on their Submittable page.
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