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The Candid Review

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Art

Art

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The Candid Review is looking for submissions for its second issue! We want experimental, raw, and candid writing. Submit anything you're proud of.

Highlights

This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    One month*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    20% *
    Editor reported data

PaysNo

FeeNo

  • 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

    Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

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    What's that?

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

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Experimental, LGBTQ+ Stories

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 250

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Experimental, LGBTQ+ Stories

Nonfiction (Creative Nonfiction)

Max words: 1000

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , ,

Nonfiction (Essays)

Max words: 1000

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , ,

Poetry

Min pieces: 3

Max pieces: 5

Art (Graphic Design)

Max pieces: 3

Art (Visual Art)

Max pieces: 3

This includes paintings, drawings, and digital art pieces!

Play

Max pieces: 1

A max of 10 minutes.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    No need for a cover letter! For your third-person bio, add your name, pronouns, where someone may find your writing (forthcoming as well!), and a fun non-writerly fact about you! You may include any social media links as well.

  • Eligibility


    We publish all writers, but prioritize works by marginalized creators, such as BIPOC and LGBTQ+ writers and artists.

  • Formatting

    No formatting requirements, as long as the font is at least a size 11. Submit all writing through a word processor.

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    All genres

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About

The Candid Review is a new online literary magazine that publishes writing that challenges and experiments with form, emotion, and language. We provide a space for writers new and old to publish their cross-genre, experimental, and candid writing. We strive to uplift BIPOC and queer voices in the li...

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Founded

2023

Country

US

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    Saanvi Sahoo

    Editor-in-Chief