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Stirling Review

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We believe in the unique power of young writers to speak words that spark change and to craft pieces that shine like stars. We aim to amplify their light by publishing work from writers aged 14-22 that speaks to the people and ideas often overlooked.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    about 1 month*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    33% *
    Editor reported data



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    From the editors

    We accept previously published work as long as all parties give open consent. We allow, and encourage, simultaneous submissions; however, we ask that you notify us promptly through email ( if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

    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, Best Microfiction

  • 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

Fiction (short fiction)

Max words: 1

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Nonfiction (creative nonfiction)

Max words: 1

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 5

We ask that you keep each poem to less than 1000 words

Review (opinion pieces)

Max words: 1

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 3


No specific limitations


No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    Young creators
    ages 14-22

  • Formatting

    Writing submissions must enter through the portal at the bottom of this page. Maximum of 5 poems per submission, or 3 prose pieces per submission. We ask that you keep each poem to less than 1000 words, and each prose piece to less than 1500 words. Please submit all of your pieces in a single document, with titles clearly separated. Please include the titles of your pieces in the title of your document. Your document should be in docx., pdf, or txt form. A third-person bio is highly recommended. Our turnaround time is generally three months or less.

  • Author's rights

    We ask for first North American publishing rights and archival rights for all accepted work, as well as the right to make minor edits to the accepted piece(s) to fit publication standards. All rights revert back to the author upon publication.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

38 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

16 days

Fastest response time

81 days

Slowest response time

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The Stirling Review is a quarterly literary journal founded by Michael Liu and Tane Kim in the summer of 2022, after they and many of the members of the original masthead met at the Sewanee Young Writers’ Workshop at the University of the South. Here, they spent their days writing and hanging out a...

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