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Bear Flag Review

Literary Magazine


Bear Flag Review latest issue

Bear Flag Press is a collective of writers dedicated to publishing our fellow writers.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 - 2 days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    1 copy per contributor

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


Max words: 3000

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 8

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    We encourage submissions from writers at any stage of publication, especially authors who have few or no publications. Previously published work is accepted so long as it is included in a series of mostly unpublished work. Please include acknowledgments along with any information you would like to provide about your work. Upon acceptance we will request a bio, headshot, and any social media links you would like to share.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Word Doc

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    All genres



Bear Flag Press is dedicated to publishing work that is inspired by and resonates with the ideals and troubles of the western United States, everything from sprawling metropolises to stretching mountain ranges, and the vast open spaces of the Mojave and the Pacific. We also invite work that engages ...

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    Editor Eric A. Loya avatar

    Eric A. Loya


    Editor Terry Ann Wright  avatar

    Terry Ann Wright

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Cecilia Azar avatar

    Cecilia Azar

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor John Thurgood avatar

    John Thurgood

    Fiction Editor