Judging is by Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House, and all entries will be considered for publication.

1.  All entrants receive a one-year subscription to Tampa Review.

2.  Submissions must be original, previously unpublished short fiction. We generally prefer manuscripts between 1,000 and 5,000 words, but stories falling slightly outside this range will also be considered. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but Tampa Review must be notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Submissions are not accepted from current faculty or students at the University of Tampa. Editors will recuse themselves from judging entries from close friends and associates to avoid conflicts of interest. Novel submissions will be discarded without being read.

3.  Manuscripts should be double-spaced and include a total word count.

4.  A nonrefundable handling fee of $20 is required for each manuscript submitted. Submissions are not complete until this fee has been sent.

5.  Submissions must be electronically dated online by the deadline of January 31.

The winner will be announced in the summer.

Guidelines for Submission to
The Tampa Review Prize for Poetry

Book Publication  •  $2,000 Award
Selected Poems published in Tampa Review

1.  Manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Some or all of the poems in the collection may have appeared in periodicals, chapbooks, or anthologies, but these must be identified.

2.  Manuscripts must be at least 48 typed pages; we prefer a length of 60-100 pages but will also consider submissions falling outside this range. Manuscript pages should be consecutively numbered.

3.  Entries must include a table of contents and a separate acknowledgments page (or pages) identifying prior publication credits.

4.  Submissions must be electronically dated online by the deadline of January 31 annually. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but the University of Tampa Press must be notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

5.  A nonrefundable handling fee of $25 is required for each manuscript submitted. Submissions are not complete until this fee has been sent. 

6.  The winning entry will be announced in the subsequent summer.

7.  All entries receive a free one-year subscription (two issues, or one double-issue) to Tampa Review. (Mailed to any U.S. address; mailing outside U.S. can be arranged with a supplementary postage fee.)

8.  Judging is conducted in accord with the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses Contest Code of Ethics by the editors of Tampa Review. Submissions are not accepted from current faculty or students at the University of Tampa. Editors will recuse themselves from judging entries from close friends and associates to avoid conflicts of interest.

Ends on $3.00
$3.00

1.  Submit one or more short stories of up to 5,000 words.

2. All work submitted should be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions will be considered, provided that you notify us promptly if they are accepted elsewhere.

3. Entries must be double spaced. Clearly indicate any space breaks within stories, especially when they occur at the end of a page, so that these breaks will be obvious to our editors.

4. Fiction submissions should state a total word count at the top of the first page (upper right-hand corner).

5. Translations must be submitted in original language as well as translated versions. Please also include a short biographical note on the translated author and a copy of the author’s permission to translate.

6. A reporting time of approximately 12-16 weeks (3-4 months) can be expected. We try to report sooner if possible.

7. Our payment for work accepted for the print edition of the journal is ten dollars per published page for both prose and poetry (payable upon publication), together with one free copy of the issue in which the work(s) appears, and a 40% discount on any additional copies you may wish to purchase.


1.  Submit one or more essays of up to 5,000 words.

2. All work submitted should be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions will be considered, provided that you notify us promptly if they are accepted elsewhere.

3. Entries must be double spaced. Clearly indicate any space breaks within essays, especially when they occur at the end of a page, so that these breaks will be obvious to our editors.

4. Nonfiction submissions should state a total word count at the top of the first page (upper right-hand corner).

5. Translations must be submitted in original language as well as translated versions. Please also include a short biographical note on the translated author and a copy of the author’s permission to translate.

6. A reporting time of approximately 12-16 weeks (3-4 months) can be expected. We try to report sooner if possible.

7. Our payment for work accepted for the print edition of the journal is ten dollars per published page for both prose and poetry (payable upon publication), together with one free copy of the issue in which the work(s) appears, and a 40% discount on any additional copies you may wish to purchase.

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$2.00

1.  Submit 3 to 6 poems.

2. All work submitted should be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions will be considered, provided that you notify us promptly if they are accepted elsewhere.

3. Poetry may be submitted single-spaced. Clearly indicate any stanza breaks in poetry, especially when they occur at the end of a page, so that these breaks will be obvious to our editors.

4. A line count should be included, if possible.

5. Translations must be submitted in original language as well as translated versions. Please also include a short biographical note on the translated author and a copy of the author’s permission to translate.

6. A reporting time of approximately 12-16 weeks (3-4 months) can be expected. We try to report sooner if possible.

7. Our payment for work accepted for the print edition of the journal is ten dollars per published page for both prose and poetry (payable upon publication), together with one free copy of the issue in which the work(s) appears, and a 40% discount on any additional copies you may wish to purchase.

1. Cross-genre submission may cross genres with fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or art. 

2. We consider one such text per submission, with a maximum of 25 pages. We encourage page numbers.

3. A reporting time of approximately 12-16 weeks (3-4 months) can be expected. We try to report sooner if possible.

4. Our payment for work accepted for the print edition of the journal is ten dollars per published page for both prose and poetry (payable upon publication), together with one free copy of the issue in which the work(s) appears, and a 40% discount on any additional copies you may wish to purchase.

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