Four Way Review accepts poetry and fiction from both established and emerging authors. We look for work that demonstrates fine attention to craft while retaining a powerful and compelling voice. We want writing that showcases the imagination’s unique ability to refine the raw materials of human experience.
Unsolicited submissions are considered year round. Before submitting, please read our most recent issue to ensure your work is a good fit. If you find that it is:
Submit 3-5 poems or up to 6,000 words of fiction in a single document. We only accept .doc, .docx, .pdf, and .rtf files. You may also include a cover letter with your contact information and a brief bio in the “comments” box. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please note this in your cover letter and tell us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. For poetry submissions, you can email us directly to withdraw specific poems. Due to high volume, we cannot always respond personally to withdrawal requests.
We do not accept multiple submissions. Please wait until you hear back from us before submitting more work.
All submissions must be previously unpublished. We request first North American serial rights for any work that we accept. Rights revert to the author upon publication, though we ask that you acknowledge Four Way Review should your work be re-printed elsewhere.
We do our best to respond within 90 days. Please note that our submissions manager is separate from the submissions manager for Four Way Books. We will not respond to manuscript submissions.
We accept submissions only through our online submissions manager. Email submissions will be discarded unread.