Call for submissions for immigrant and refugee authors

29 May 2019
Call for submissions for immigrant and refugee authors

The Bare Life Review is accepting submissions in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for publication for their print journal.

Founded in 2017, The Bare Life Review is a literary biannual devoted entirely to work by immigrant and refugee authors.

We are committed to publishing work exclusively by immigrant and refugee authors, and to showcasing the immense—indeed, infinite—value and diversity of this literature. To this end, we accept work only from:

  • Foreign-born writers living in the United States

  • Writers living abroad who currently hold refugee and/or asylum-seeker status

While we enjoy and value the work of native-born writers—including the children of immigrants—we do not publish it, and ask that you respect the journal’s guidelines in this respect.

We cannot, and do not wish to subject our writers to an interrogation as to their origins; we depend upon the good faith of those submitting work to maintain and further the journal’s mission.

Should you fulfil the above requirements, you can submit manuscripts of the following lenghts:

  • Fiction submissions should be no longer than 8,000 words. Please submit only one story at a time.

  • Non-fiction submissions should be no longer than 6,000 words. Please submit only one essay at a time.

  • Poetry submissions should include 3–5 poems, totalling no more than 10 pages. Please submit all poems in a single document.

​They offer $750 for accepted full-length prose pieces and $300 for accepted poems or shorter prose.

Visit The Bare Life Review website for more details.