Note: Issue 10 is coming “soon”. We as a staff have been dealing with direct impacts of the pandemic as well as adjusting to personal workload shifts due to the pandemic. We hope to have the issue out in May, but absolute worst case scenario it will be out in June. The 10th issue is also a special one as it culminates many years of working on this project we will not rush it to get something out. We hope you all understand.
Submissions for Issue 11 Are open from March 1st until June 1st. Please read guidelines below.
Book review submissions are open year round.
Special Web Topic Submissions open year round: See bottom of page for details
If you have been published in any of our past issues, please wait a few issues before submitting again. Thank you.
Fiction and Non-Fiction Submissions: Please submit no more than two stories with a maximum word count of 6000 words total as a non-pdf attachment (word files only please). Flash pieces are great as well as we have no particular preference on length. Please include a cover letter in the email that includes a third person bio and notate in the subject line what type of submission you are sending.
Poetry: Please submit no more than four poems at a time. We enjoy both shorter poems and long form pieces. As with fiction, please include submission as a non pdf attachment (word files only please) and cover letter that includes a third person bio in the email and notate in the subject line what type of submission you are sending.
Translations: We are now accepting translations of prose and poetry. If you are submitting translations of poems, please include the original language as well if possible.
Simultaneous submissions are okay (even encouraged as we want you to increase your chances of getting published), as long as you inform us immediately if it is accepted elsewhere. We request the rights to first North American publication and attribution if published again at a later date.
Book Reviews: Open year round: Send to bookreviews at angelcityreview dot com. If you have a new book of poems, novel, or a short story collection you would like to have considered for review feel free to email us. If you would like to submit a book review for publication you can do so at any time during the year. We have no specific style requirements, but we do prefer that your review is well thought out and overall positive (you can be critical of some aspects of the work). Please title your email appropriately.
Please include your address in the cover letter.
Submissions can be sent to submissions at angelcityreview dot com.
Series on music:
Music has an incredible ability to transcend time, space, and culture. A song can have the unique power to transport you to a moment in history, the future, a particular setting, or to a certain feeling that holds emotional weight. Music can also be a catalyst or companion for social movements and signify a change in society. At times it can be a great unifier and is found as a crucial means of expression in all corners of the globe. For a new web series on music, we are interested in publishing essays, short fiction, and poetry that explore the poetics of music and/or music composition. We are looking for pieces that burrow deep into music’s connection to places and peoples and movements. Like The Velvet Underground’s connection to New York, or the work of João Gilberto and his contribution to the bossa nova sounds of Brazil, we are looking for pieces that speak to the music that shapes us.
Send your best work to Angel City Review to zachjensen at angelcityreview.com (acting music editor until a new editor is brought on).