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 see our latest issue and ensure your work is a good fit.

If it is:

Submit 3-5 poems or up to 6,000 words of fiction in a single document. We 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 let us know immediately if a piece is accepted somewhere else. For poetry submissions, please email us directly to withdraw individual poems. Due to a high volume  of submissions, we cannot respond individually to withdrawal requests.

We do not accept multiple submissions. Please wait to hear back from us before submitting again.

All submissions must be previously unpublished. We request first North America  serial rights for any work that we accept. All rights revert to the author upon publication, though we ask that you acknowledge Four Way Review if the work is published elsewhere.

We try to respond within 90 days. Please note that our submissions manager is separate from the manager for Four Way Books. We will not respond to manuscript submissions.


We accept submissions through our online submissions managerUnsolicited email submissions will be discarded unread.



Submit through our Submissions Manager

One submission at a time (6 poems or 5k words)

We'll respond within 90 days