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Open Doors Review

Literary Magazine







a seasonally published literary & arts magazine in Italy.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
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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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Nonfiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

thought provoking essays

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000


As many poems as you can fit in 3 pages (Use at least 12 point font. Don’t get fancy.) We will choose one.


Max pieces: 1

Any form of visual art in any medium. Photography, painting, graphics, sculpture, installation . . . surprise us!


See "Art".

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    You’ll be asked to include the following: Your full name and the title of your piece. A short bio that also includes your connection to Italy. Do you live in Italy? Do you travel to Italy? Do you dream of Italy? If you have a website associated with your work that you would like to include: go for it. (No personal accounts.) If you are submitting visual art: please include a short description of the medium used.

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group

  • Formatting

    Please submit written work in something resembling 12 point font and Times New Roman. The key is: legible please!

  • Author's rights

    You will always maintain the rights to your own work.

  • Additional info

    We accept work in English or Italian. Do you have a connection with Italy? Do you live here? Do you travel here? Do you dream of here? We’ll ask you to share this connection in your submission email. Content is up to you. We are NOT looking for things that are specifically Italy focused. If your work happens to be about Italy, that is fine, but Italy is by no means a theme.

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Open Doors Review is a seasonally published literary & arts magazine. We feature short fiction, essays, poetry, visual art and interviews with authors and local artisans. We publish work submitted in Italian and in English.





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    Lauren Mouat