Tulsa Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


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 Tulsa Community College 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. Student contest poems will also be considered for the TCC Rain Poetry Project, to be transformed into street art: stenciled on a downtown Tulsa sidewalk, where the words will remain invisible…until it rains!

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.

We accept one submission per submitter per category. This rule applies to both student contests and general submissions.

Simultaneous submissions (submissions of work you currently have under consideration by other publications) 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 submission 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By submitting, you acknowledge that Tulsa Review gets first publication rights to your original, unpublished creative work if we select it for publication.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 TCC 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!

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