Whitefish Review Literary Journal, Whitefish, Montana
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Aug 1 - Oct 1
Issue #16
Winter 2014/15


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SUBMISSION STATUS: The submission period is currently CLOSED.

Issue #15 (The Fire Issue) submission period ended March 15th.

Whitefish Review strongly encourages submitters to be familiar with the journal before submitting. Current & past issues as well as subscriptions are available for purchase.

Ready, aim, fire! (But, don't shoot your eye out.)

The Whitefish Review editors have selected "fire" as the theme for issue #15. We ask authors and artists to interpret it broadly.

Fire is universal. It warms. It bonds people together. It's hot and unpredictable. This primal force can be contained or let loose and take on a life of its own. Fire is elemental and beautiful, but there is also a dangerous side. There's a yin and yang to fire.

Fire destroys, creates bare ground singed black. But this essential force of nature also creates renewal and room for new, green growth. Fire is seductive and draws you in—but be careful or you'll get burned.

Crackle and hiss. Pop! Fire is loud, sometimes angry with its roar. Then just a glowing ember, pulsing in the wind.

From passion to wildfires to the warmth of the hearth, to cavemen creating a space against the cold dark wilderness, fire can take on many forms. So crank up some Billy Joel, Johnny Cash, Jimi or Jerry… and send us your creative fire.

Thank you to all the writers, artists, and photographers for your support and interest.



It is FREE to submit your work to the Whitefish Review. As a nonprofit journal, we are proud to make the opportunity available to all interested artists and writers without cost.


Detailed GENERAL FORMAT guidelines are on the main page of Whitefish Review's Online Submission Manager.

Submit one (1) prose piece (up to 5000 words), up to one (1) poem, three (3) photos, or three (5) pieces of art.


We do not accept submissions of previously published work.

Submissions exclusively through Whitefish Review's Online Submission Manager.

Whitefish Review no longer accepts mailed or emailed submissions.


Our submission periods are:
     summer issue, January 15 through March 15
     winter issue, August 1 through October 1

Email questions to: submit@whitefishreview.org


Notifications for the summer issue will be given by June 1.
Notifications for the winter issue will be given by December 1.

We cannot accommodate revisions or changes after pieces are submitted.


We want to honor your contribution and we pay $10/printed page, $25 minimum per title, $50 maximum per author, with two copies of the issue. Often we negotiate extra copies of the journal in lieu of payment to help us with cash flow. Payment is upon publication.