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The Coachella Review

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The Coachella Review is the literary arts journal of the University of California Riverside–Palm Desert Graduate Center and the MFA program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-3 months*
    Editor reported data
    50 days*
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  • 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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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


Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Short stories, novel excerpts, and experimental forms. Both literary and genre works are invited.

Nonfiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Creative nonfiction of all kinds


Max pieces: 3

There are no restrictions on form or length.


Max pieces: 1

We welcome dramatic writing for both stage and screen. We’re interested in scripts 10 to 12 pages in length but welcome and encourage shorter pieces, such as monologues of up to 1,500 words. We will also consider scripts (including excerpts) for produced short films not yet widely available.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please do not include any photography, illustrations, or other attachments that will not be included in the final published work. If your work does include such additions, please provide copyright information and permissions in your cover letter. In addition to your submission, please include the following information in your cover letter: the title of your entry, its genre and word count, and your email address (we will use it if we don't hear from you through Submittable).

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    For editorial purposes, we prefer work submitted as Word documents and do not accept PDF files.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    Please only send finished work. No pitches. Multiple submissions are not accepted.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

50 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

5 days

Fastest response time

93 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

53 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    All genres



Welcome to The Coachella Review—a literary arts journal nestled in the Coachella Valley, but with an eye towards writers and readers around the globe. As a vibrant online multimedia magazine, TCR is free to all and aims to showcase the best of what is possible on the web, where visual and auditory a...

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    Editor Yennie Cheung avatar

    Yennie Cheung


    Editor Martin Cossio avatar

    Martin Cossio

    Lead Copy Editor