submissions

Submissions are now closed.

No attachments, except for images, puzzles, and specially formatted work. Please send your work in the body of an email to submissions@beechwoodreview.com.

In the subject line write:

  • Your full name –

&

  • number and type of submissions.

E.g. I might write: “Richard J Heby – 2 Poems”. Do not send a bio, recent publications, links to your book et cetera. I want to read submissions blindly.

You may submit in different categories, but send one and only one email per category per submission period.

We accept simultaneous submissions and reprints (as long as you have the rights to republish). By submitting to Beechwood Review, you are granting us the right to publish your work in digital and print format. We cannot currently pay for submissions.

We’re partial to themes of time, nature, humanity, philosophy, chaos, reason, the ridiculous, and the whimsical. We don’t like work that drones on about fancy table fruit. Although good fruit poems have their place.


Poetry
Send up to 5 poems. No poems longer than 50 lines. Don’t send more than 70 lines total.

We’d love to see some visual poetry submissions and one word poems that meld language and aesthetics. Heck give us: codes, poems in translation of languages that you made up, poems in translation of real languages, hand written poems, photo-stitched poems, found poems, and anything else you could barely qualify as a poem. We’ll take it if it’s a tiny powerful rift.

We’ll consider: experimental verse, haiku, senryu, tanka, renku, free verse, sonnets, acrostics, one word “poetry” aka poemwords, and more. We appreciate formal technique, but the words must have meaning over anything else. Our favorite poets include: ee cummings, Jack Kerouac, Wallace Stevens, William Blake, Robert Frost, Pablo Neruda.

Fiction
Send up to two pieces of fiction, each between 5-500 words. If you have a story to tell, tell it is as many words as you need—no more, no less. We like philosophical fiction, sci-fi, literary fiction, and modern fiction. We like the work of: Margaret Atwood, Sam Pink, Kurt Vonnegut, and Isaac Asimov. We also like parables and fables.

Visual Art & Cover Images
Send up to 7 pieces of art at once. They can be photos, paintings, digital art, mixed media, graphics, videos, etc. We like sketches, images, designs, strong shapes, and beautiful colors. When you send your art, make sure it’s edited to your liking. We won’t make but minor edits on images. We don’t really like confusing images with obscure references.

Non-Fiction
Send one of non-fiction, anywhere from 5-2000 words. We appreciate flash non-fiction and creative non-fiction. We’ll take anything that’s true, as long as it speaks truthfully. Again word limits are a guideline, not a rule. We like Alain de Botton and David Sedaris. We also like philosophical musings and essays. We like Heidegger, Plato, Aristotle, Stoic writings, and Taoist, and Confucian writings.

Reviews
Send reviews of up to 500 words. You can send reviews about: books, stories, poems, artwork, movies, heck even food if you do it creatively.

Comics, Puzzles & Games
Beginning with Issue 3 we’ve started accepting start accepting: short comics puzzles, , and wordgames, including: riddles, crossword puzzles, word hives, and anything sorta like sudoku and ken ken.

We try to respond within one week. If you don’t hear from us in 30 days, please query.


My Reviews
I will review: short reads in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. To have your work considered, write to reviews@beechwoodreview.com. I only accept print versions, and I’m happy to return the book if postage is provided. If I don’t enjoy your book, I won’t finish or review it.

10 Comments

  1. Anindya Mohan Tagore ( Bobby)

    I want to submit my Haikus for review. But, I always write it with a photo / picture. I would like to send the pictures also . Do I have to paste those in the body of the mail or send as attachments. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. richardjheby (Post author)

      Hello Bobby,
      that’s a good point. Include the images as attachments. Please still send the text in the body of the email.
      Best,
      Richard

      Reply
  2. Bukusai Ashagawa

    placid waters

    a frogs ascension

    SPLASH ripe ripples

    My translation of Basho’s “Frog Pond”

    Reply
  3. Savannah S.

    Is any monetary compensation offered for the authors of works accepted? Thank you.

    Reply
    1. richardjheby (Post author)

      Unfortunately not at this time. We do not make any money on issues and therefore have no budget to pay. Feel free to submit.

      Reply
  4. Ram Krishna Singh

    Can I submit some of my tanka for your consideration for publication?

    Reply
    1. richardjheby (Post author)

      Hi Ram – yes, but submissions are currently closed. Check back in a couple months.

      Reply
  5. Cathryn Shea

    Dear Richard,
    I hope your summer is going well. Any news yet about when to expect Issue 3 of Beechwood Review? I remain a fan.
    Good thoughts!

    Reply
    1. richardjheby (Post author)

      Hi Cathy – wonderful to hear from you. I actually just finished edits on it last night. So perfect timing. I’ll be putting together a draft copy fairly soon, so look out for that.

      Reply
  6. Fred Vogel

    Any idea when submissions will reopen? Thank you.

    Reply

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