Poetry, Prose, and Dramatic Writing/Screenplays: Submission Guidelines


The Santa Fe Literary Review invites previously unpublished submissions of creative nonfiction, dramatic writing/screenplay, fiction, and poetry. SFLR aims to promote a diverse range of writers and artists, and to present a wide variety of stories, styles, and cultural perspectives. We’re especially committed to promoting voices that aren’t always empowered in the publishing world, so if you’re a writer of color, an Indigenous person, a female, a member of the LGBTQIAPK+ community, a disabled person, a trauma survivor, or anyone else frequently silenced or ignored by the modern media, please submit to SFLR. We care about sharing your voice with the world.

The SFLR submission period opens on June 1, 2021, and closes on November 1, 2021. We select work for the next year’s issue each November, and notify writers and artists of our decisions by December 25. If you’ve submitted work and have not heard a reply by January 1, feel free to email sflr(at)sfcc.edu to request an update.

SFLR’s suggested theme for 2021-2022 is “Resilience: Adaptation, Empathy, and Hope,” to be interpreted literally, metaphorically, or somewhere in between.

Submission Guidelines:

SFLR has begun accepting submissions through Submittable only. To submit, access Submittable below:


Word limit per prose submission is 2000 words per submission period; poets may submit up to five poems per submission period. Dramatic writing should not exceed ten double-spaced pages; we encourage submissions of full-length works or standalone scenes. Please format your submission for twelve-point font or similar, to ensure legibility.

SFLR accepts simultaneous submissions, but please email sflr(at)sfcc.edu if your work is selected elsewhere. We do not accept writing that’s been previously published.

SFLR Contributors receive two copies of the magazine and are invited to read at the annual SFLR reception, hosted on campus each fall. The SFLR is dedicated to sharing the contributions of SFCC students, Santa Feans, and writers from around the world.

Questions? Call (505) 428-1903 or email sflr(at)sfcc.edu