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The Kudzu Review

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The Kudzu Review is Florida State University’s premiere undergraduate journal of literature and art. We publish biannual magazines featuring exceptional work from undergraduate creatives across the country.

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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: 500

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 3

We accept flash fiction, short stories, short scripts/one act scripts, comic strips/sequential art, and other experimental forms of fiction. We prefer pieces that are 1000-4000 words. DO NOT SUBMIT: More than three flash fiction pieces in one semester.

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

We accept memoir, personal essays, and all forms of creative nonfiction. We prefer pieces that are 500-3000 words long. DO NOT SUBMIT: Research papers/critical essays of any kind.


Max pieces: 3

Individual poems must not be longer than 3 pages in length. All forms of poetry


We accept all forms of traditional 2D artwork (painting, drawing, etc.), digital art, photography, and high quality images of 3D artwork. We also accept comic strips/sequential artwork.


No specific limitations

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  • Cover letter

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  • Eligibility

    Young creatorsCreators from a specific location / ethnic group
    We ONLY accept submissions from current undergraduate students. Undergraduates who graduated one semester prior to the current submission period may also submit. (I.e., if you graduated in spring, you may submit the following fall, or vice versa.)

  • Formatting

    Submissions must be double-spaced, in 12 pt. font, Times New Roman, and submitted as a Word/.docx file. Poems must be single-spaced and submitted as a Word/.docx file. If there is a special visual format to your poem, consider submitting it as a PDF.

  • Author's rights

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  • Additional info

    We ONLY accept work from current undergraduates and undergrads who have graduated one semester prior to the current submission period (i.e. if you graduated in Spring, you are allowed to submit the following Fall, or vice versa). We are an international magazine – no matter what university you attend in the world, as long as you’re an undergraduate, we want to read your work!

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Since its founding in 1988, The Kudzu Review has established a reputation for publishing high-quality creative works written and produced by undergraduate students at the Florida State University. Recently The Kudzu Review has expanded its borders to receive and publish the pieces of undergraduate s...

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