Black Warrior Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | March 26, 2014

Black Warrior Review is a print magazine based at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Founded in 1974 by graduates of their MFA program for Creative Writing, this longstanding journal has become a respected publisher of contemporary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by both established and emerging writers. Each issue also features a chapbook by a well-know poet.

Stories and poems that have appeared in the Black Warrior review have been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize Series, Best American Poetry, and Best American Short Stories. Though Black Warrior Review does not focus on a particular aesthetic, they aim to publish writing that is unexpected, jarring, and arresting, writing that challenges the boundaries of language and form.

Black Warrior Review publishes two issues per year, each with work from about 25 writers. They read submissions from January 1st to September 1st. Writers may submit work once every six months, and should expect a response within six to twelve months.

Poets may submit up to five poems with a maximum of ten pages. Poems should be submitted in a single document. Fiction and nonfiction writers may submit works of up to 7,000 words. Black Warrior Review also accepts graphic prose in .jpg, tiff, or .pdf format.

Black Warrior Review accepts simultaneous submissions; however, writers must note these pieces when submitting and notify Black Warrior Review if their submitted work is accepted elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work. Writers may submit work online, but not via post or email. Black Warrior review pays writers a one-year subscription and a nominal lump-sum fee upon publication.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Black Warrior Review, please visit their website at http://bwr.ua.edu/submit/guidelines/.