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Tampa Review accepts works representing all 2D and 3D media, including painting, drawing, prints, photography, sculpture, film stills, installation shots, etc. Graphic narratives are also accepted; anything longer than five (5) pages can be considered for the website. Work will be featured in the print journal in black and white.

Please include the following with your submission:

  • Your full name, title of work, medium, date, and any other relevant descriptive information.

Other criteria:

  1. All work submitted should be previously unpublished.
  2. Submit up to six (6) pieces, or no more than five (5) pages for graphic narratives. We encourage page numbers.
  3. Preferred format is .TIFF. Acceptable formats are .JPG, .SVG, .PNG
  4. Note that all work will fit in a 5” x 8 ½” space on the page.
  5. No watermarks.
  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 (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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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 All work submitted should be previously unpublished.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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1.  Submit 1 to 5 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. 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 submissions may cross genres with fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or art.

2. We consider one such text per submission, with a maximum of 5 pages. We encourage page numbers.

3. Any art work included in a submission for print publication must be in black and white. We will consider color submissions for our website.

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

5. 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.

Judged by Evan James, author of Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe and I've Been Wrong Before.

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. 

3. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but Tampa Review must be notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. 

4. 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.

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

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

7. Submissions must be electronically dated online by the deadline of December 31.

The winner will be announced in the summer.

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