Cream City Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | October 15, 2015

Hailing from “The Cream City”—Milwaukee, Wisconsin—Cream City Review is a print journal dedicated to publishing poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, visual art, comics, contemporary literary reviews, and author interviews. Founded in 1975, Cream City Review offers both new and established writers a stable and enduring home for their work. Publishing poet laureates alongside literary unknowns, they aim to create a haven for authors to seek the limits of the contemporary literary frontier. Lively and arresting, the work in Cream City Review questions boundaries and dismantles the borders between form and content, redefining “literature.” You can read samples of past issues online to get a sense of their style.

Cream City Review is published biannually, spring and fall. They have two submissions periods: August 1 to November 1 for the fall issue, and January 1 to April 1 for spring. Each edition includes 25 to 35 poems, five to eight stories, one to three essays, and one to three book reviews or author interviews. Submitting writers can expect a response within about two to eight months. Accepted submissions will appear in Cream City Review the following year, and contributing writers receive a one year subscription to the journal.

Poets may submit up to five poems. Fiction and nonfiction writers may submit one piece of writing 20 pages or fewer. Longer material is occasionally considered. Writers may also submit author interviews and book reviews, and should query for more information.

Cream City Review accepts submissions online, but not via post or email. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that writers withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Cream City Review, please visit their website at http://www.creamcityreview.org/submit-2/