• Email submissions to emorylullwaterreview@gmail.com. Postal mail submissions will no longer be considered.  
  • Please list the genre of each submission in the email subject line.
  • All submissions should be typed with the author’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 emorylullwaterreview@gmail.com and use “Withdrawal” as your subject line.
  • Submissions are accepted throughout the year, but be advised that we will not look at work submitted during the summer months until August.
  • 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.
  • Due to the quantity of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond to all submissions. If you do not receive a response from us within six months, please know that we have declined your submission.


  • Fiction submissions should be double-spaced and no longer than 5000 words.
  • Please limit the number of fiction submissions to two or less.
  • 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 length, topic, form, or style
  • Poetry submissions should be single-spaced
  • Please limit any poetry submissions to five poems or less.
  • 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 4 documents to us.

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.