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Tabula Rasa Review

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

Flash Nonfiction

Poetry

Hybrid

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Tabula Rasa Review latest issue

an independent literary journal

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 - 3 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    3% *
    Editor reported data

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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

Fiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 6000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Unlimited submissions; reprints (previously published pieces) accepted.

Fiction

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Unlimited submissions; reprints (previously published pieces) accepted.

Fiction

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Unlimited submissions; reprints (previously published pieces) accepted.

Nonfiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 6000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Unlimited submissions; reprints (previously published pieces) accepted.

Nonfiction

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Unlimited submissions; reprints (previously published pieces) accepted.

Poetry

Less than 5 pages per poem; unlimited submissions; reprints (previously published pieces) accepted.

Hybrid

Max words: 6000

Unlimited submissions; reprints (previously published pieces) accepted.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    Cover letters and bios are not required unless accepted, but always appreciated!

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    N/A

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    FAQs Here are our responses to commonly asked questions – feel free to reach out to us at tabularasareview@gmail.com for an answer, if you don’t see your question answered below. Do you accept artwork, or writing accompanying artwork? Short answer: no. Long answer: we have a very specific artistic style for Tabula Rasa Review, and we do not put any artwork in our magazine other than that which we design ourselves. Accordingly, if your writing cannot stand alone from a piece of artwork, it won’t be considered for acceptance. Do you pay authors for their writing? No. As a small, independent literary press, we aren’t able to break even with our current expenses. If we were to pay authors in addition to our current maintenance costs, we would find ourselves in debt! Knowing this, we make our submissions completely free. Workshops, donations, and issue sales are the only ways we make any money from what we do, and it helps us pay for our website, design software, and advertising. Do you provide feedback for writing? It depends. If you purchase a workshop slot during a submission period, you will receive a fully workshopped piece of writing. If you submit your piece as normal and it makes it to the final rounds of our editorial process, we will sent out a special rejection email with anonymous comments from our team, so you can get some free feedback and insight. Otherwise, we do not provide feedback. Do you send a copy of the issue to authors after publication? No. We wish we could, and we tried valiantly to do so for Issue 1, but as we accept international submissions, we cannot afford fees for both domestic and international shipping, and we didn’t want to exclude anyone. If we ever have the funds to do so, we will! Do you send notifications when our submission gets received? Yes. Sometimes it takes a while, though! As the job of Managing Editor is often shared between both co-founders, who have full-time jobs, it often takes us a few weeks to get caught back up with our submission inbox. Once your piece has been processed into the first step of our editorial process, you will receive an email thanking you for your submission and explaining the next steps. When will I hear back about whether or not my piece was accepted? It depends. You will always receive a verdict on your piece, whether it’s a yes or a no, but we have a very intensive, thoughtful editorial process that takes several months to complete. We endeavor to have all decisions out by mid-March after each submission period closes. Typically, it takes between 2-3 months for you to receive your verdict!

Tracker statistics

20

Total submissions tracked

74 days

Average response time

4.76%

Average acceptance rate

39 days

Fastest response time

115 days

Slowest response time

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12-month average acceptance rate

71 days

12-month average response time

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About

You may have heard of tabula rasa before. It’s a philosophical theory that posits we are born with no knowledge, with smooth, empty minds ready to be carved and shaped into existence upon birth. A blank slate. That’s all we are as we come into the world. Each story you write begins as a blank slat...

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Founded

2021

Country

US

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    Editor Emma Snyder avatar

    Emma Snyder

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Ross Christensen avatar

    Ross Christensen

    Editor-In-Chief

    Editor Gretel Valdes avatar

    Gretel Valdes

    Associate Editor

    Editor Kendall Wack avatar

    Kendall Wack

    Associate Editor

    Editor Stephanie Stephan avatar

    Stephanie Stephan

    Associate Editor

    Editor F.M. Papaz avatar

    F.M. Papaz

    Editorial Assistant

    Editor Prenesa Naidoo avatar

    Prenesa Naidoo

    Editorial Assistant

    Editor Rachel Makinson avatar

    Rachel Makinson

    Editorial Assistant