The Coachella Review is no longer accepting submissions for our Summer 2018 Issue. We will be accepting submissions for our Winter 2018 Issue beginning on July 15, 2018.

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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. There are no deadlines; we welcome submissions throughout the year. Our response time is generally three to six months; simultaneous submissions are welcomed.

The Coachella Review uses Submittable. Please follow the link below to submit.


Section Guidelines

NONFICTION: We welcome creative nonfiction of all kinds. Submissions should not exceed 6,000 words. Please submit only Word documents.

POETRY: 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.

FICTION: We welcome short stories, novel excerpts, and experimental forms. Both literary and genre works are invited. Submissions should not exceed 6,000 words. Please submit only Word documents.

DRAMA: We welcome dramatic writing for both stage and screen. While some longer work might be accepted, as well as first acts of longer pieces, we are particularly interested in complete scripts within the ten to thirty page range.All plays should be in American Standard Stage format. Screenplays should be in standard screenwriting format. Please submit only Word documents.

BLOG: We accept many types of content for our blog, including reviews, essays, short fiction, and interviews. For reviews, please query the blog editor first at

OTHER SUBMISSIONS: From time to time we publish other types of work, including plays, multimedia projects, film excerpts, and visual media. Please query the editors with a description of your project at

We thank you for your interest in The Coachella Review and look forward to the possibility of working with you.

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