Colorado Review submission guidelines and market information

Colorado Review



Colorado Review Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

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Submitting Your Work to Colorado Review

Before submitting to Colorado Review

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or confirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Colorado Review by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Colorado Review or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Colorado Review guidelines:

We consider short fiction and personal essays with contemporary themes (no genre fiction or literary criticism). There is no specific word or page count; generally, however, Colorado Review prefers short stories and essays that are somewhere between 15 and 25 manuscript pages. Please submit only one story or essay at a time.

We consider poetry of any style. Please limit poetry submissions to no more than five poems with a maximum of 15 pages at a time. Please also keep in mind that line lengths are limited by the size of our print journal; we can only fit up to 60 characters–including spaces and punctuation–per line.

Submission Guidelines Details for Colorado Review

Market Type: Magazine


Accepts: Contemporary, Ethnic, Experimental, Mainstream

Web Address:

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Updated October 16, 2020