Columbia College Literary Review

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
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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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Contact Email
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
Representative Authors
Jim Daniels, Jessica Goodfellow, Melia Gabriel
Submissions Policy
General Guidelines: 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 All submissions must be previously unpublished.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. Prose: 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. Poetry: Up to 6 poems per submission. Please send all poems in a single Word document. Artwork: 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:
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
From 8 / 15 - 2 / 15
Reporting Time
2 - 3 months
Author Payments
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
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Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
8 - 8
Average Number Of Pages
Christina Ingoglia
Faculty Advisor
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
As a professor of English at Columbia College, Missouri, I co-advise this student-edited journal.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
There is typically a staff of 7-8 editors. They include an editor-in-chief, a managing editor to oversee operations, and a design editor. The rest of the staff are editors who are involved in reading submissions and making decisions about pieces.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Keep it simple. We prefer to judge submissions based on the quality of work and not the number of previous publications, or hobbies you might have.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Submissions are read by 2-3 staff members. After they have determined that a particular submission has merit, the entire staff reads the submission and weighs in. We send acceptance and rejection emails shortly thereafter.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
The goal of the journal is to feature high-quality, creative work from writers and artists who hail not only from our local area, but also from the entire country and diverse places around the globe. We accept and showcase short fiction, poetry,
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Please consider purchasing a recent issue to see the quality and sensibility of the work we produce. We also recommend careful editing of any piece submitted.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
We hope that our readers appreciate fine literary work.