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The Maine Review

Literary Magazine

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Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

Flash Nonfiction

Poetry

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The Maine Review (MeR) is a biannual online literary journal that publishes culturally significant and innovative writing by writers living in Maine, across the country, and around the world.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:  / 
    142 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    1.56%*
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Pays$25-$50

Find more details in the Genres section

Fee$3

Find more details in the Genres section

  • 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

  • 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 - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

Maximum 3,000 words or three flash pieces no more than 1,000 words each.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 25

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

Maximum 3,000 words or three flash pieces no more than 1,000 words each

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 25

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 25

Maximum three poems, no more than five pages total.

Review

Max words: 800

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 25

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How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Please address cover letters to the appropriate genre editor. In prose submissions, please include your word count in your cover letter.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Fiction and Nonfiction Formatting: 12-point Times New Roman font Double-spaced 1” margins Pages numbered Please include the word count in your cover letter One piece of 3,000 words or fewer (though we will consider longer works of exceptional merit) or three flash pieces no more than 1,000 words each Poetry Formatting: 12-point Times New Roman font Single-spaced (or as you would like the poem to appear online) Pages numbered Maximum three poems, no more than five pages total

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    We do not publish academic papers or news writing. We encourage submissions from writers of all backgrounds, including but not limited to LGBTQIA++ writers, BIPOC writers, female-identifying writers, unpublished writers, writers with disabilities, and economically marginalized writers. Please send only one submission at a time. We do not accept and cannot refund multiple submissions. We frequently open week-long free submission periods.

Tracker statistics

213

Total submissions tracked

142 days

Average response time

1.56%

Average acceptance rate

7 days

Fastest response time

513 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 604 days, 827 days, 578 days, 619 days, 840 days

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12-month average acceptance rate

127 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    General

    Open

    Deadline: Jul 1, 2024

About

Founded

2014

Country

US

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    Editor Rosanna Gargiulo avatar

    Rosanna Gargiulo

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Chelsea Jackson avatar

    Chelsea Jackson

    Managing Editor

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