Please Note: contests in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction do not start until March 1st. Submissions received before March 1st will be considered for publication in one of our upcoming issues only. Check back March 1st when our contest links go live!!


Blood Orange Review publishes emerging and established writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Our editors look for compelling voices and work that demonstrates attention to craft. We want writing that changes us and challenges us to redefine our sense of perspective. We thrill when we publish someone for the first time, and though our journal is modestly sized and our selection is competitive, we encourage writers to submit.

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We want your fresh voices and challenging poems. Send us your resistances, your mystic letters, your incantations, spells, and curses. We want your American sonnets, your missives from the margins, erasures, excursions to the unknown. We ask only that you keep your submissions to five excursions. 

Blood Orange Review seeks to publish and support writers of all genders, identities, races, orientations, and ethnicities. We look forward to reading your work and giving voice to your creativity. 

Please upload your work in one document with a .doc or .docx extension.

Ends on April 30, 2019$3.00
$3.00

Fiction: 

Blood Orange Review seeks to publish and support writers of all genders, identities, races, orientations, and ethnicities. We look forward to reading your work and giving voice to your creativity. 

Please limit fiction submissions to 5,000 words, and make sure to upload your work in a single, double-spaced document with a .doc or .docx extension.

Ends on April 30, 2019$3.00
$3.00

Nonfiction: Send us your personal essays, memoir scraps, philosophical investigations, and lyric interludes. Regardless of shape or sub-genre, we seek writing that advances--be it via narrative, structure, form, idea, or intellection. We seek prose in which language weighs as much as story (...or even more, in some cases). Experiment. Innovate. Invent against the borders.

Blood Orange Review seeks to publish and support writers of all genders, identities, races, orientations, and ethnicities. We look forward to reading your work and giving voice to your creativity. 

Please limit creative nonfiction submissions to 5,000 words, and make sure to upload your work in a single, double-spaced document with a .doc or .docx  extension.

Blood Orange Review