The Columbia College Literary Review - otherwise known as CCLR - is an annual literary journal produced by Columbia College of Missouri. The goal of the journal is to feature high-quality creative work from writers and artists across the United States, and the world.
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essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
We showcase short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork. We will assist writers in revising promising submissions
Jim Daniels, Jessica Goodfellow, Melia Gabriel
We accept unsolicited submissions.
Submissions will only be accepted during the deadlines posted below.
All submissions must be previously unpublished. We do accept simultaneous submissions; please write to us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please wait to hear back from us before sending more work.
Short stories and essays should be no more than 5000 words. We will consider exceptional flash fiction and micro-essays, as well as genre work only if it expands upon genre conventions. Excerpts from book-length manuscripts must be self-contained. Please submit double-spaced, professional formatted prose.
Up to 6 poems per submission.
Please send all poems in a single Word document.
Artwork must be photographed with minimum 300 dpi of your work.
Digital art must be sent as a vector format (.ai, .eps) or rasterized (.jpg, .tif, .psd).
Create outlines or rasterize all text layers, if present.
All artwork is subject to cropping at the discretion of the Design Editor for layout purposes. If you do not wish to allow your work to be cropped in any way, please note this in your cover letter.
We only accept submissions via Submittable:
http://cclr.submittable.com/submit (See website for details)
Simultaneous submissions accepted
From 8 / 15 - 2 / 15
2 - 3 months
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Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
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