Written by Ella Peary January 16th, 2020

Scrivener Creative Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Launched in 1980, Scrivener Creative Review is a well-established print and electronic journal seeking poetry, fiction, and visual art. The journal is housed at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. In its forty-year publication history, Scrivener Creative Review has showcased established authors such as Louis Dudek and George Elliot Clarke, as well as emerging authors. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading the journal online.

Scrivener Creative Review accepts submissions twice a year: in the fall, they accept submissions for their general issue; in the spring, they seek submissions for their Spotlight edition. Right now through January 31st, they’re seeking submissions for their 45th issue, a general edition.

When publishing poetry, Scrivener Creative Review prefers to publish several poems by the same poet. While there’s no minimum or maximum number of poems they will review, they suggest submitting between four and six. They accept poems of any length. They consider all forms and styles of poetry, including sequences, long poems, narrative poems, and prose poems.

Authors of fiction may submit micro fiction, flash fiction, and short stories, 4,000 words or fewer. Authors may submit up to three stories. Scrivener Creative Review prefers tightly edited prose.

Scrivener Creative Review accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Scrivener Creative Review, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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