Mojave Heart Review is an online journal of contemporary literature and the arts. We publish poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, fine art, sound art, mixed media, light art, and artistic photography.
We have a desire to share a message of peace, love, and reverence for wild spaces and natural beauty by sharing works of art we savor and are fortunate enough to publish. In doing so we hope to promote awareness and protection of the vulnerable desert ecosystem.
Here, at Mohave Heart Review, artists inspired by the desert are sharing their dreams, visions, and ambitions—as well as conceptual and intimate perspectives—on our small, but fearsome sliver of the artistic landscape. Although we feature works with a desert theme, we also publish avant-garde literature, poetry of dissent, and cutting-edge art with other motifs.
We publish work by both new and established artists, including aspiring high school, college, and university students. We publish online once a month. A printed version of Mojave Heart Review is planned for the future.
All genres and media are welcome. There is no fee to read our journal, nor is there a cost to submit work.
We hope you enjoy your visit and will come back again to see what works we have curated for future issues.
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Mojave Heart Review is interested in original, unpublished work. We do not consider work that has appeared elsewhere, including websites and personal blogs.
Our journal is small, and for this reason selection is competitive. Please submit only your best work. We are looking for work that is honed, abstract, and unforgettable. Our desire is to enrich and continue the tradition of literature and the arts in the present day. Submissions that deepen the understanding of what art is, and can be, are encouraged and welcome.
We accept most styles—traditional or experimental—though please keep in mind our underlying desert theme (which includes the “internal desert” concept, and what that may mean to you). Although we feature works with a desert theme, we will publish avant-garde literature, poetry of dissent, and cutting-edge art with other motifs.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but let us know promptly if a poem has been accepted by another publication. Please do not submit your work more than twice in a year.
We are unable to pay artists right now, but we promise to do everything we can to promote you and your work via our social media platforms.
Thank you for your interest in contributing to Mojave Heart Review. We look forward to reviewing your submission.
•Poetry: up to 3 poems per submission
•Fiction: 1 piece up to 3,000 words per submission
•Non-fiction: (creative, essay, memoir) 1 piece up to 3,000 words per submission
•Visual Art: up to 3 works per submission (jpeg or png format)
•Photography: up to 3 photos per submission (jpeg or png format)
•Sound Art/Audio: up to 3 files (MP3, OGG, or WAV file formats)
How to Submit
•Written submissions may be sent via email. Paste the document into the body of the email, or send it as a PDF attachment. Any format is acceptable.
•Photography, visual art, sound art, and audio submissions may be sent via email as an attachment. Feel free to use Dropbox or WeTransfer.
•Include your name, postal address, and email address on the first page of your email. A short, third-person biography is nice to have, too.
•Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org (not @gmail.com). We typically respond to accepted submissions in five days, or less.
•Questions? Send them here.
•By submitting your literature, art, or photography for consideration, you hereby give permission for Mojave Heart Review to use your content within the publication itself, and in some cases, for social media purposes pertaining to promotion of an upcoming issue.
•All contributors maintain ownership of their work after submitting it for consideration. Mojave Heart Review acquires first North American Serial Rights, and Electronic Rights, as well as the right to archive your work on our website. Afterwards contributors are welcome to publish their work elsewhere. (Copyright reverts to author/artist after publication.)
•We are not in the business of selling personal information of any kind and guarantee yours will be kept confidential.