Written by Ella Peary March 23rd, 2023

The Renaissance Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Renaissance Review is an online journal that aims to merge literature with other disciplines like science and history. They especially love writing that explores a range of passions, like poems that showcase historical figures or fictional stories that explore scientific ideas: “Renaissance artists were not only writers, painters, performers, and musicians, but also inventors, philosophers, scientists, and scholars who delved deep into any subject that captivated them. We hope to capture the same spirit in our work.”

So far, The Renaissance Review has published two issues, themed “Revival” and “Rebirth.” Each issue features writing from around 10 to 15 contributors. The Renaissance review aims to publish a diverse range of voices, both emerging and established.

Now through March 31, The Renaissance Review is seeking submissions for their third issue, themed “Reincarnation.” Submissions do not have to respond to this theme. Poets may submit up to five poems, 80 lines or fewer each. Authors of fiction, nonfiction, and experimental writing may submit up to two pieces, 5,000 words or fewer each.

The Renaissance Review asks that authors include content warnings when necessary. There are minors on the editorial team, so no explicit content is allowed. The Renaissance Review reads submissions blind, so submitting authors should take care to remove any identifying information from the writing.

The Renaissance Review accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. Though they prefer unpublished writing, they do accept previously published work.

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


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