Written by Ella Peary

Terra Preta Review: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online journal that pays contributors, Terra Preta Review is seeking poetry, translations, creative non-fiction, craft essays, literary reviews, art, collages, and photography for their second edition, scheduled for publication in September.

Terra Preta is named after an uncommonly rich Amazonian soil, formed from ancient indigenous trash heaps. Just as Terra Preta’s fertility arises from refuse, the artistry in Terra Preta Review is born from life’s uncovered mess. They’re looking for writing that unearths humanity and repurposes its trauma. You can get a sense of their style by looking over the list of authors they love here.  

Terra Preta Review will be published online four times a year: in June, September, December, and March. They accept submissions on a rolling basis and provide cutoff dates for specific editions. The submission deadline for their September 2019 edition is July 23. The deadline for their December 2019 edition is October 21, and for their March 2020 issue the deadline is January 20.

Poets may submit up to six poems. Authors of creative nonfiction may submit one piece, 3,500 words or fewer. Authors may also submit craft essays, 3,500 words or fewer, as well as literary reviews, 1,500 words or fewer. Terra Preta Review doesn’t accept fiction. They aim to respond to all submissions within six months.

Terra Preta Review accepts work in all forms and styles—from traditional to experimental—from authors of all kinds, emerging and established, young and old. They’re especially interested in work by marginalized authors.

Terra Preta Review pays authors, and they also donate proceeds to social justice non-profits.

They accept submissions online, but not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors immediately withdraw work published elsewhere. They don’t accept previously published work.

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

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



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