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An annual print and online literary journal established in 2003, is the voice of Los Angeles, and the voice of the nation. With its multitude of cultures, Los Angeles roils at the center of the cauldron of divergent literature emerging from the West Coast.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2-4 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



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  • 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


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 4000

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Regardless of length, we always hope to see lively, vivid, excellent literary fiction.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Nonfiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 4000

Submission fee: $ 3

essay, memoir, or commentary told as compelling, focused, sustained narrative in a distinctive voice, rich with detail.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Submission fee: $ 3


Min pieces: 3

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

We are open to form, free verse, prose poems, and experimental styles. Our only criterion is quality.


Max words: 1200

Submission fee: $ 3

We welcome reviews of new and recent books of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and hybrid work, particularly those titles that have not received the critical attention they deserve. Please send completed drafts, no more than 1,200 words, to review@losangelesreview.org.


Submission fee: $ 3

Please submit no more than 5 poems (single-spaced) or 5 pages of prose (double-spaced). Include biographical notes for both the author and the translator. Your submission must be accompanied by 1) the original text and 2) a letter from the rights holder stating that you have permission to translate and publish the work in the United States.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    Writers published in the print edition of the Los Angeles Review will receive one contributor copy in exchange for first North American rights.

  • Additional info

    Available in print. Contributors will receive one copy. Submission fee

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

156 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

79 days

Fastest response time

252 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 293 days

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