Written by Ella Peary April 4th, 2024

Young Ravens Literary Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Young Ravens Literary Review is an online publisher of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. They publish a wide variety of writing from both emerging and established authors, but they’re especially interested in ephemera, fantasy, and “the sacred mundane”: “We want to know what haunts, inspires, maddens, and exalts you on our common journey through existence.”  

Young Ravens Literary Review has been published twice a year since 2014. Each issue contains writing from around 50 contributors, along with several interviews. You can read past issues online to get a sense of what they publish.

Now through June 15, Young Ravens Literary Review is seeking submissions on the themes of sound and melody. They are interested in writing that explores questions like, “What is the most frightening sound you’ve ever heard?”, “How is nature the ultimate musician?”, “How can silence sometimes be the loudest sound of all?”, and “What sounds soothe your soul?”.  For more possible approaches to the theme, you can read their submission guidelines.

Authors of fiction and nonfiction may submit up to two pieces, ten pages or fewer each. Poets may submit up to five poems of any type, “from free verse to found.” They also like to receive writing accompanied by raven artwork.

Authors may submit writing or artwork in up to two categories. Submitting authors can expect a response within two months.

Young Ravens Literary Review accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw writing published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work; however, they will consider submissions published on blogs and personal websites.

Young Ravens Literary 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 Young Ravens Literary 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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