Written by Ella Peary March 30th, 2023

The Berlin Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Updated  April 1oth: The Berlin Review has reached capacity for this submission period, and has closed to submissions.

The Berlin Review is a new online journal of literature and art, produced and published in Berlin, Germany. They “just want good writing,” regardless of trends. They aim to publish a diverse range of voices, both emerging and established, and they especially hope to showcase marginalized authors. They publish writing on any subject.

Right now, The Berlin Review is seeking submissions for their first issue, themed “Tropical Trees and Seas.” They welcome authors to be creative when interpreting the theme.

Poets may submit up to five poems. Authors of fiction may submit short stories and flashes. There’s no word limit, but they aren’t likely to publish anything over 5,000 words.

The Berlin Review also accepts nonfiction travel writing: “Do you have an interesting and unique travel experience? We want to hear about your adventures around the globe!” Submissions of travel writing should include a brief summary of the story and the reasons it should be published.

All submissions should include a bio, 100 words or fewer. Submitting authors can expect a response within one month.

The Berlin 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.

The Berlin Review only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to The Berlin Review, please visit their website here. Their Twitter account is here and they did note on March 24th (this review was written and scheduled long before that), that they have already received a lot of submissions.

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. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.



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