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Raleigh Review

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction



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A nonprofit magazine of poetry, short fiction, and art, offering accessible works of experience that are emotionally and intellectually complex.


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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-3 months*
    Editor reported data
    83 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:
    1% *
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  • Work acquired through solicitation: 0%

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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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions

  • 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 - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 15 per piece

Note: While we accept up to 7,500 words, stories at the 4,000-5,000 word mark are more likely to be accepted than those that are longer, simply due to space constraints.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 15

Also taking works of flash up to 1,000 words.


Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 15

If you think your poems will make a perfect stranger's toes tingle, heart leap, or brain sizzle, then send it our way. We typically do not publish avant garde or language poetry and have a general aversion to unnecessarily exclusive work. We do like a poem that causes--for a wide audience--a visceral reaction to intellectually and emotionally rich material. If accepted, we will also request an audio recording, which is optional but highly encouraged.


Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 15

We occasionally review collections of poetry or short stories (usually no more than 1-2 per issue), which have been recently published or are forthcoming. To request consideration of your book for review, send one copy to Raleigh Review, Box 6725, Raleigh NC 27628. We will notify you if we do choose to review your book. Review copies will not be returned.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Including a brief cover letter and/or bio is fine, but not required.

  • Eligibility

    Raleigh Review does not discriminate for any reason whatsoever. Everyone is welcome to try us.

  • Formatting

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

  • Author's rights

    We request First North American Rights on works we publish, and all published content will be included in one or more EBSCO databases.

  • Additional info

    All 100 percent of the poems and stories inside Raleigh Review currently comes in over the transom, as unsolicited. We select all new work from the submissions' queue. Meaning all writers and poets have a fair shake when sending work to us. The only exception to our current no solicit rule is we do have an illustrator for visual art and book reviewers on our team. We with Raleigh Review firmly hold high standards of ethics. We firmly believe in meritocratic principles while selecting the poems and prose that is sent to us via Submittable or Duosuma. All submissions are read by highly skilled readers and editors. We also welcome those incarcerated in the prison systems, the elderly and the disabled (mainly meant for those who cannot use Submission Systems) to send work to us via US Post.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

83 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

51 days

Fastest response time

157 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 243 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

46 days

12-month average response time

Managed by editors

Submission calls


    Dec 10, 2024 - Dec 25, 2024

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    Editor Landon Houle avatar

    Landon Houle


    Editor Leah Poole Osowski avatar

    Leah Poole Osowski

    Poetry Editor

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    Jessica Pitchford

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Elaina Ellis avatar

    Elaina Ellis

    Senior Copyeditor

    Editor Erin Osborne avatar

    Erin Osborne

    Assistant Fiction Editor

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    Shel Senai

    Assistant Fiction Editor

    Editor Charlene Pierce avatar

    Charlene Pierce


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    Al Olson

    Layout Design

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    Nora Beers Kelly


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    Rob Greene

    Founder & Publisher