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Bacopa Literary Review

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Bacopa Literary Review is an annual international print journal published by the Writers Alliance of Gainesville.


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


Find more details in the Genres section


  • 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

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    One per contributor. Two copies for Award and Honorable Mention pieces

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 1001

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Speculative, wtf idk

Payment: $ 200

Bacopa Literary Review is looking for engaging and original pieces of short fiction capable of capturing and engaging the reader. Unique descriptions, vivid language, and original ideas are appreciated. Use precise language, make sure your work is as polished as possible before submitting, and most of all, enjoy the writing process!

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Speculative, wtf idk

Payment: $ 200

We welcome flash fiction pieces that tell an enthralling story in 1,000 words or less. Unique descriptions, vivid language, and thought-provoking subject matter are appreciated!

Nonfiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, , , , , , , ,

Payment: $ 200

We publish true stories, written beautifully, and based on the author’s experiences, perceptions, and reflections in the form of personal memoir or literary essay (for example, nature, travel, medical, spiritual, and food writing).


Payment: $ 200

For formal poetry (can submit 1-3 poems in a single submission): Sonnets, villanelles, pantoums, haiku, and other established forms. We are seeking words that illuminate the human condition, tell us something new, or just entertain. Send us your best. Please note the specific form of each poem you submit. All voices are welcome, and we are interested in reading poems on all themes and subjects. For free verse poetry (can submit 1-2 poems in a single submission): Free verse, visionary poems, the strange and unusual. Absurd, thoughtful, experimental, political, romantic, funny, entertaining. Give us your best work, unfettered, unrestrained, free from forms—or make up your own form. All voices are welcome, and we are interested in reading poems on all themes and subjects. For visual poetry, please see the "Hybrid" category. Max 1 poem.


Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 200

Visual poetry (1 poem): Having enjoyed this category so much over the past two years, we are seeking more visual poems. We can only accept images in black and white that can fit within a 6 x 9-inch page. We don’t know exactly what we are looking for—surprise us! Please submit only one visual poem.


Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 200

2024: NO HUMOR CATEGORY THIS YEAR. Can send in humor pieces into Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, or Flash Fiction depending on word limit. Make us laugh in any literary form up to 2,000 words. This can include personal essays, satire, poetry, short fiction, grocery lists, manifestos, or modified insurance policies.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Cover letter will include: name, address, email, phone number, submission's title, word count (if applicable), as well as a third person perspective author's bio. For the bio, please keep the word count at or under 50 words. We also appreciate it if you tell us how you heard about our contest!

  • Eligibility


  • Formatting

    Font preference is Arial 12 point typeface, double-spaced. Please do not submit in Times New Roman, as it is harder to read online. Accepted files are: .doc, .docx, or .rtf.

  • Author's rights

    We hold first serial rights for works published. As soon as the journal is published, rights return to the author. We do not take previously published material.

  • Additional info

    You must be 18 years old or older to submit. No fee to enter! We do not take previously published works.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

45 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

10 days

Fastest response time

63 days

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    Editor J.N. Fishhawk avatar

    J.N. Fishhawk


    Editor Mary Bast avatar

    Mary Bast

    Editor Emerita

    Editor T. Walters avatar

    T. Walters

    Managing Editor

    Editor Stephanie Seguin avatar

    Stephanie Seguin

    Creative Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Oliver Keyhani avatar

    Oliver Keyhani

    Poetry Editor

    Editor J. Nishida avatar

    J. Nishida

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Mary Ansell avatar

    Mary Ansell

    Social Media Manager

    Editor Alec Kissoondyal avatar

    Alec Kissoondyal

    Fiction Editor