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The Ocotillo Review

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  • About this Magazine:

    The Ocotillo Review is eclectic, evocative, effervescent, and essential. One of the fastest growing international literary journals, giving word artists from all communities and cultures a platform for developing their voice. Supported by Kallisto Gaia Press, a nonprofit, independent, writer-focused organization. We pay all contributors upon publication!

  • Editor(s): Rod Carlos Rodriguez, Jan Rider Newman, Mary Day Long, Nancy Cook
  • Phone: (254) 654-7205
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: Print
  • Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Sample (Postpaid): $8.75 (domestic)
  • Copy Price: $12.95
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes (with notice)
  • Postal Submissions: no
  • Email Submissions: no
  • Online Submissions: yes (via Submittable)
  • Subscription (individuals): $20
  • Subscription (institutions): $20
  • Reading Period: 1/15–3/31; 8/15–10/31
  • Response Time: 2-4 months
  • Payment: yes (see website)
  • Contests: yes (see website)
  • ISSN: 2573-4113
  • Founded: 2017
  • Issues Per Year: 2

Publisher’s description: The editorial staff at The Ocotillo Review is committed to publishing writers from underserved and marginalized communities alongside established literary artists. Although we would never shy away from unique or experimental  work, our goal is to promote well-crafted, meaningful literary art from a broad and nuanced perspective. To accomplish our goal we ensure our diverse editorial staff is qualified, educated, and compensated. We are proud members of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics. We value literary art as we do all art and feel artists should be compensated for their talent. Too much beauty is taken for granted.

We publish biannually. Our winter issue features the winners of our two flagship contests, the Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize and the Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize. The winners of these contests receive $1000.00 each. Our summer issues have traditionally been built around a broadly interpreted theme. Past themes have included, "The End of Life in the Age of Technology," "Choices," and "World Music/Ethnomusicology". We are always open to unique interpretations of contemporary topics.

We value transparency so please don't hesitate to call us with any questions or suggestions. We love to hear from you. We nominate our exceptional writers for the Pushcart Prize, the PEN/O Henry Award and the Best American series award where applicable. Pick up your copy of The Ocotillo Review today!

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