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Tulsa Review seeks bold, unique voices of emerging and established writers and artists from around the world. We accept submissions of poetry, short prose (short story, flash fiction, personal essay, flash creative nonfiction, one-act play or screenplay, etc.), and visual artwork. Our open submission period each academic year is the first day of May through the following first day of March. However, we only review submissions in March and April, which means that you might be waiting awhile for a response from us depending on what time of year you submit.

Any TCC student enrolled at the time of submission may submit to our Student Contest for prizes of 1st Place, 2nd Place, or 3rd Place in each category. Student contest submissions are judged by TCC English faculty.

Any writer or artist who is not a currently enrolled TCC student must submit to General Submissions. General Submissions are judged by Tulsa Review‘s student editorial staff. Although we cannot pay general contributors at this time, we love you dearly and will make every effort to care for and promote your work.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please use Submittable to withdraw your submission immediately if it is accepted elsewhere before we respond. (If you've submitted multiple poems in one document and want to withdraw only one or two, just send us a message indicating so.)

By submitting, you acknowledge that Tulsa Review gets first publication rights to your original, unpublished creative work if we select it for publication. You retain all copyrights and other publication rights for that work. You also release Tulsa Community College from any claims for libel, slander, invasion of the right of privacy, or any other claim based on the use of this material in the Tulsa Review

Beyond that, just follow the specific guidelines for the category to which you submit. Thank you for allowing us to see your stuff!

Ends on This opportunity will close after 300 submissions have been received.
  • Make your file a .JPG or .PNG sized under 1 MB. If selected for publication, the image you submit here will be the image we publish.
  • Make only one submission to us at a time in any one category, and wait for our response before submitting again. Multiple submissions by the same person in the same category will be rejected.
  • We read submissions blindly, so do not include your name anywhere in your work or its file name. 
Ends on This opportunity will close after 300 submissions have been received.
  • Include up to 3 poems (or 2,000 words, whichever comes first) in a single document.
  • Make only one submission per category, and wait for our response before submitting again. Multiple submissions by the same person in the same category will be rejected.
  • We read submissions blindly, so please do not include your name anywhere in your work or its file name.


Ends on This opportunity will close after 300 submissions have been received.
  • Submit any one work of short prose (short story, flash fiction, personal essay, flash creative nonfiction, one-act play or screenplay, etc.) with a word count of 3,000 words or fewer.
  • Make only one submission to us at a time in any one category, and wait for our response before submitting again. Multiple submissions by the same person in the same category will be rejected.
  • We read submissions blindly, so please do not include your name anywhere in your work or its file name.


  • Only Tulsa Community College students enrolled at the time of submission may submit to a Student Contest category.
  • Make your file a .JPG or .PNG sized under 1 MB. If selected for publication, the image you submit here will be the image we publish.
  • Make only one submission to us at a time in any one category, and wait for our response before submitting again. Multiple submissions by the same person in the same category will be rejected.
  • We read submissions blindly, so do not include your name anywhere in your work or its file name.


  • Only Tulsa Community College students enrolled at the time of submission may submit to a Student Contest category. 
  • Include up to 3 poems (or 2,000 words, whichever comes first) in a single document.
  • Make only one submission per category, and wait for our response before submitting again. Multiple submissions by the same person in the same category will be rejected.
  • We read submissions blindly, so please do not include your name anywhere in your work or its file name.
  • Only Tulsa Community College students enrolled at the time of submission may submit to a Student Contest category.
  • Submit any one work of short prose (short story, flash fiction, personal essay, flash creative nonfiction, one-act play or screenplay, etc.) with a word count of 3,000 words or fewer.
  • Make only one submission to us at a time in any one category, and wait for our response before submitting again. Multiple submissions by the same person in the same category will be rejected.
  • We read submissions blindly, so please do not include your name anywhere in your work or its file name.
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