We have two reading periods: Sept. 30-Nov. 30 for our winter issue and Jan. 31-March 31 for our spring issue.
Guidelines: All work must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as you notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Use our online submissions system to submit your work (in one attachment). We do not accept snail mail or e-mail submissions. Please use standard fonts in size 12pt.
Submit using our online form
Fiction & Flash Fiction
Please send one piece of fiction no longer than 10,000 words or 3 pieces of flash fiction no longer than 5,000 words total.
We are interested in video poetry and interactive, multimedia pieces as well as photography and art we can use throughout our issue. Send a link to your work or up to three files. Please include a Word document that contains:
1. A link to your work (if you have one).
2. A short paragraph about each piece, including the title, the inspiration behind it or anything else you think we should know.
Please submit up to three poems (in one attachment) totaling no more than 10 pages.
If your work is accepted by Marathon Literary Review, you agree to grant us First North American Serial Rights, electronic promotional, nonexclusive anthology and all archival rights. Upon publication, all rights revert back to the author. If your piece is reprinted elsewhere (whether in print or online), please cite Marathon Literary Review as first publisher.