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Submission Guidelines

The VIDA Review is a bi-monthly online literary magazine publishing original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, and interviews.

We are exclusively interested in work by those often marginalized in literary spaces, including people of color; women, agender, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, non-binary, trans, and two-spirit people; LGBQIA people; people with disabilities; and people living at the intersections of these identities.

The VIDA Review is currently able to pay those published under fiction, nonfiction, and poetry $15-$20 per author. This is a very small token, but we are currently actively working on increasing funds so as to pay authors more. If you’d like to help us meet this goal, please consider donating here.

All pieces should be original, and previously unpublished in any format in English.

Please send one submission at a time, and please submit only once every 6 months.

We are open to simultaneous submissions, so long as you label them as such and promptly let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

Submissions are accepted year-round via Submittable, but will not be open until January 15, 2020. We will try to respond as soon as possible, but please wait three months before querying us.

  • Up to 3,000 words (but if your work is a bit longer, feel free to send it)
  • Double-spaced
  • Include contact information on first page of submission
  • Include word count at top of first page
  • Up to 3,000 words (but if your work is a bit longer, feel free to send it)
  • Double-spaced
  • Include contact information on first page of submission
  • Include word count at top of first page
  • Up to six poems at a time, each on separate pages (presented how you want it to appear)
  • Combine into one document (.doc, .docx, or .pdf)
  • Include contact information on first page of submission

Reviews

  • Must be a review for a full-length or chapbook of poetry or prose by a writer from a historically-marginalized community
  • Must be published by small or independent presses
  • Must have been published within the last five years
  • Do not send us a review of your own book
  • Include publisher, price, and page number, as well as the word count of the review at the top of your submission
  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please let us know and withdraw your submission if your work is accepted elsewhere
  • No self-published titles are accepted
  • Reviews should be double-spaced and be no more than 1,200 words

Note: If you are an author or a publisher who wants to provide us an ARC, query first at editors@vidaweb.org for instructions on how to do that.

Interviews

We are not accepting interview queries at this time.

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Submissions will be open January 15, 2020.