Jet Fuel Review

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
As an online literary journal, we believe in the power of language and seek to provide a platform for quality writing and artwork that pushes boundaries, surpasses expectations, and creates an emotional resonance in our readers. In order to do this, we aim to showcase work that is representative of the complex and evolving human condition while featuring a diverse array of voices and styles. Every semester, we have a rotating editorial team of Lewis students who carefully evaluate our submissions. Our diverse staff strives to include authors that represent ourselves and others. We hope our journal will inspire and unite the literary community. In addition to our journal, we maintain a corresponding blog that offers an array of commentary on art, literature, film, music, and more, allowing us to interact with and expand our community.

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter; Facebook; Instagram
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
Lewis University
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Simone Muench
Contact Title
Faculty Advisor
Contact Email
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation
Recent Awards Received
CMA Pinnacle Award for “Four Year Magazine of the Year" for 2019 and 2020. NCTE ranking of "Excellent" for the REALM Award
Representative Authors
Ashanti Anderson, Christine Sneed, Diane Glancy
Submissions Policy
We accept submissions from January 15-March 15 and from August 15-October 15.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
From 1 / 15 - 10 / 15
Reporting Time
1 - 2 months
Author Payments
Number Of Paid Staff
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
ISBN Number
Paid Subscriptions
$Simone Muench
$Lewis University
Total Number Of Issues Published
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
Average Number Of Pages
Simone Muench
Faculty Advisor
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
In 2011, I asked our English Studies intern, Mary Egan, if she would research how to start a literary magazine. She initiated the magazine, laying the groundwork, and I have served as faculty advisor and editor since.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
We have a variety of positions including Managing Editor, Asst. Managing Editor, Poetry Editor, Fiction Editor, Nonfiction Editor, Blog Editor, Web Editor, Art & Design Editor, Marketing & Development Editor, Social Media Editor, and Layout Editor.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Prose editors are responsible for fiction and nonfiction submissions; poetry editors are responsible for poetry; and, art & design editors are in charge of artwork. The faculty advisor, managing editor, and assistant managing editor read everything.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
It depends on the piece, but here are a few things that catch our eye and ear: linguistic surprise, dazzling associative leaps, emotional heft, musicality, compelling storytelling, a sense of the mysterious, nuance, ambiguity, etc.