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"The Cimarron Review publishes both emerging and established writers and curates a wide-ranging literary aesthetic."
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Introduction

The Cimarron Review publishes both emerging and established writers and curates a wide-ranging literary aesthetic.

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Response Time
3-6 months / 294 days
Average acceptance rate
1% / 0%

Types of Submissions Accepted

3 genres

A general comment from the editor [coming soon]

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Nonfiction

Max pieces: 1

For nonfiction, we are seeking literary essays of all kinds (memoir, lyric essay, personal essay, nature writing, literary journalism, etc), as long as they have emotional depth, crisp language, an engaging voice, and a strong, coherent structure. Essays should surprise us with their imagery and their insights about life.

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Poetry

Max pieces: 6

We are interested in any strong writing of a literary variety, but are especially partial to poetry that engages the reader through a distinctive voice—be it lyric, narrative, etc.

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Fiction

Max pieces: 1

We do not publish theme issues. We are interested in any strong writing of a literary variety, but are especially partial to fiction in the modern realist tradition. We have no set page lengths for any genre, but we seldom publish short-shorts or pieces longer than 25 pages.

nonfiction genre icon

Nonfiction

Max pieces: 1

For nonfiction, we are seeking literary essays of all kinds (memoir, lyric essay, personal essay, nature writing, literary journalism, etc), as long as they have emotional depth, crisp language, an engaging voice, and a strong, coherent structure. Essays should surprise us with their imagery and their insights about life.

poetry genre icon

Poetry

Max pieces: 6

We are interested in any strong writing of a literary variety, but are especially partial to poetry that engages the reader through a distinctive voice—be it lyric, narrative, etc.

fiction genre icon

Fiction

Max pieces: 1

We do not publish theme issues. We are interested in any strong writing of a literary variety, but are especially partial to fiction in the modern realist tradition. We have no set page lengths for any genre, but we seldom publish short-shorts or pieces longer than 25 pages.

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    Awards

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    Demographics & Eligibility

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Magazine

Founded in 1967 | United States

Masthead

We currently list only main editors, more will be added later! If you are an editor, you can edit your masthead in our admin panel :)

LISA LEWIS
Editor-in-Chief
DINAH COX
Associate Editor
REMI RECCHIA
Associate Editor
ALLYN BERNKOPF
Associate Editor
LISA LEWIS
Editor
TONI GRAHAM
Editor
Chill Stats (note: this is not exactly accurate...)

Total tracked

35

Average acceptance rate

0% (so far)

Average response time

294 days

Average acceptance/rejection time

-/294 days

Fastest response time

115 days

Slowest response time

641 days