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General Submission Guidelines


  • General submissions will be received until November 1, 2022. Our last issue, Volume 35, will be published on April 20, 2023.

  • Manuscripts must be previously unpublished, typed, and must contain a cover letter with a short biographical statement.

  • Your name and address must be on the first page.

  • Fiction and nonfiction must be double-spaced, and limited to 5,000 words.

  • Poetry must be single-spaced, with clear indications of stanza breaks. Submit up to five poems.

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

  • Note that we do not accept submissions by e-mail.

  • There is a $3 fee to submit online.

  • There is no fee to submit by mail, however you must enclose a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope.

  • If accepted, you will receive two contributor's copies of The Briar Cliff Review.


Submit Online

($3 Fee)

Submit by Mail

Include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE). Mail your manuscripts to: 


Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Editor

The Briar Cliff Review

3303 Rebecca St.

Sioux City, IA 51104-2100

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