The Coachella Review accepts original work that is vibrant, thoughtful, and precise. Whether your work is innovative or traditional, we strive to celebrate writing that holds readers in awe.

We publish two issues a year, in June and December. Submissions for our Winter 2024 issue open on Friday, June 7, 2024 and close on Monday, September 2, 2024.

Creative submissions are currently closed for the TCR Blog, including pitches for reviews and interviews. Please do not email any submissions.

Our response time is generally three to six months.
Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but please do not send us more than one submission per genre per issue.

The Coachella Review uses Submittable. Please follow the links below for detailed guidelines for each genre and to submit.



We invite poets to send up to three poems per submission. Include all works in a single attachment.
There are no restrictions on form or length. Please submit only Word documents.

Submit for Poetry


We welcome creative nonfiction of all kinds. Please only send finished work. No pitches.
Submissions should not exceed 6,000 words. Please submit only Word documents.

Submit for Nonfiction


We welcome dramatic writing for both stage and screen, up to 12 pages in length. Monologues are welcomed and encouraged. Screenplays should follow the American Standard format. Stage plays may utilize any format that serves the story. Please submit only Word or Final Draft documents. We will also consider produced short films (see Submittable for details).

Submit for Drama


We are interested in short stories, novel excerpts, and experimental forms. Both literary and genre pieces are welcome.
Submissions should not exceed 6,000 words. Please submit only Word documents.

Submit for Fiction