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Kentucky Review


All profits of Kentucky Review, including sales of magazine issues and personal donations, are given to charity: Action Against Hunger: http://www.actionagainsthunger.org.

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Kentucky Review publishes poetry and flash fiction online and in print. Works accepted for publication appear permanently on this website, and each year’s poems are assembled into a print edition.

You won’t find any lofty mission statements here. We simply want to publish work we consider worthy. We hope you will find an eclectic mix of writing in these pages. We are always open to submissions. No matter where you live in this world, you are welcome to send English-language poetry and flash fiction. See the Submit page for details on how to send your work to us.”


Kentucky Review reads submissions year round and considers poems and flash fiction of all styles and subjects, except pornography. Works accepted for publication appear permanently on this website, and each year’s poems are assembled into a print edition. For previously unpublished work, we acquire First North American rights. After publication in the printed issue, all rights revert to authors. We ask only for an acknowledgment if you reprint work that appeared first inKentucky Review.

Please send work you are proud of, carefully crafted and polished.

We consider simultaneous submissions provided that you notify us immediately if any poems from your submission are accepted elsewhere.

Previously published work is considered only if it has not appeared online and in print within the past 10 years. Please indicate where and when the work was published.

Submit no more than six poems or three works of flash fiction (max 1000 words per story). Please wait until we have responded before submitting again.

Submit all work (poems, stories, or videos) via our online system only. Please note that we do not consider email or snail-mail submissions. We use the Submittable online system (click the Submit button on this page). Files submitted must be in one of the following file formats: Word (DOC or DOCX), WordPerfect (WPD), Rich Text Format (RTF), Open Office (ODT), or Portable Document Format (PDF). Submittable accounts are free, and you can create an account during the submission process, or you can also log in to your current account.”

Kentucky Review’s full detailed guidelines here: http://www.kentuckyreview.org/index.php/itsubmit


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