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LEON: Literary Review, is a bimonthly on-line publication that honors the memory of Leon N. Shapiro. We strive to promote the qualities he embodied: generosity of mind and spirit, wide-ranging curiosity, and full engagement with the world. We welcome submissions from writers of all backgrounds, experience, and identities. Our aesthetic is eclectic. We're looking for writing that uses language in interesting ways and comes in at an angle to the event, occasion, and person. In our view, formal, free, and experimental forms of both poetry and fiction often work with all these elements in ways we appreciate. We don't publish work that glorifies self-harm. Look for our response within one to two months.
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Send us up to three poems (no more than 6 pages), or a work of prose (around 1500 words) as a Word document attachment. Please use 12-point, Times New Roman font and do not include any identifying information on your submission. Tell us a little bit about yourself in a brief bio. We read twice a year from May 1-June 30 and September 1-October 31. Please submit only once per reading period. We gladly accept simultaneous submissions. If your piece is accepted elsewhere (well done!), let us know as soon as possible. Submissions are through Submittable (see the link below). We look forward to reading your work.
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