Guidelines for Standard Submissions

The Madison Review accepts  poetry, fiction, and art submissions during our reading period. We publish two issues, a digital issue in fall and a physical issue in the spring. 

We accept submissions on a rolling basis. If we release an issue before we contact you with a decision on your work, don't worry, you are still being considered for publication. 

Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as you notify us of publication elsewhere. Manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Submissions should include a cover-letter complete with contact information and the name(s) of your story or poem(s). 

Please limit submissions to one per genre per reading cycle. 

Submissions Windows:

Fall submissions open August 1st - November 1st 

Contest submissions open November 1st - January 31st 

Spring submissions open January 1st - March 15th 

A note on the submission fee:

Although we hate the idea of further burdening penniless poets, we have decided to charge two dollars per submission. Rest assured, the change we'll be collecting (about what you would have spent on postage) will be put to good use. Thanks for understanding. 

Please see the The Madison Review website for more information.

-Please submit all work in either PDF, TIFF, JPG, or PNG formats
-Please submit 3-5 pieces per submission
-You may submit unlimited amount of submissions. However, each submission's pieces must be unique in that they follow a holistic idea of framing an entire issue. This means, at a minimum, each issue has both a front and back cover art that complement/contrast in an artistic way, with the possibility of inside art sleeves being included as well. 
-Keep in mind that your work, if not declined, it is subject to consideration for future issues as well. 
-You may withdraw your work at any time
-All work must be in the format of either JPG, TIff, PNG or 
-If you have any further questions about formatting or submitting, feel free to email us at:
-Please submit a short cover leter
-If desired, feel free to include a link to a website with other work if you care for us to peruse

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