Ends on May 31, 2018

Short stories must draw in the reader with their depth, clarity and voice. Elements of a short fiction story include characterization, conflict and change. Top word limit 1500 words. Fiction of under 1500 words is welcome, but must revolve around a central story core. Keep the writing tight and concise, with a powerful, authentic voice.

No multiple submissions, please. If submitting a short story, do not submit to another genre unless this submission is declined.

The submission process includes a text entry box titled "COVER LETTER," the only place where you provide the following information:

  • Name, address, email, phone, poem title, line count and a brief bio (50 words or less).
  • Where did you hear about Bacopa Literary Review?
The file you upload must contain only the title and work itself, no identifying information.
  • One short story
  • Word limit: no shorter than 250, no longer than 1,500 words
  • Double-spaced
  • 12-point type; Arial font preferred 
  • Submit the file in .doc, .docx or .rtf only

If your work is accepted for publication, you agree to grant us First North American Serial Rights.

Kaye Linden
Short Story Editor
Bacopa Literary Review

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