• Email submissions to Postal mail submissions will no longer be considered.  
  • Submissions are accepted throughout the year.
  • Please list the genre of each submission in the email subject line.
  • All submissions should be typed with the artist’s name, address, email address, and phone number on each page.
  • Please include page numbers for fiction submissions and poetry submissions longer than one page.
  • Due to our desire to feature a variety of writers, we ask that you do not submit to Lullwater Review more than once per year. 
  • We do not accept previously published material, but we do take simultaneous submissions. If your submission to Lullwater Review has been accepted elsewhere, please email us at and use “Withdrawal” as your subject line.
  • We do not send rejection letters.
  • We rarely suggest edits; changes, if any, will be limited to small typographic corrections. We expect submitted work to be already polished and proofread.
  • Lullwater Review does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, political conviction or religious belief. We welcome work that brings a fresh perspective using innovative language.


  • There are no restrictions on length, topic, form, or style.
  • Poetry submissions should be single-spaced.
  • Please limit any poetry submissions to five poems or fewer.
  • Please place your poems in separate files. For example, if you are submitting four poems, please place each poem in a separate document and send all four documents to us.


  • Fiction submissions should be double-spaced and no longer than 5000 words.
  • Please limit the number of fiction submissions to two or fewer.
  • If submitting more than one fiction piece, please place your pieces in separate files / documents. 
  • We accept all forms of fiction, including genre fiction, but please note that preference will be given to literary fiction.


  • There are no restrictions on size, medium, form, or style.
  • Visual art submissions should be submitted as a high-quality pdf, jpeg, or png.

We are unfortunately unable to pay accepted contributors at this time, as our magazine is completely student-run. If your work is selected for publication, you will receive two copies of the issue in which your work appears. We reserve the following rights for accepted work:

  • Exclusive, world-wide first serial rights to Emory University
  • Nonexclusive reprint rights
  • Credit to Lullwater Review as the initial publication point in the event of reprint
  • After publication, any and all additional rights revert to the contributor.

Thank you for your interest to submitting to Lullwater Review! We look forward to reading your work.