General Guidelines for Submissions
Flint Hills Review is open to beginning and experienced writers who exhibit excellence in terms of composition and craft. We have recently selected works by Julene Bair, Elizabeth Dodd, Dennis Etzel Jr., Patricia Lawson, and Amanda Frost. The staff reads November through March each year and the journal is produced in the fall. The magazine is 75-200 pages, perfect bound, for a circulation of 250-350. Acceptance pays in two free copies of the magazine, and contributors may purchase additional copies at a discounted price.
You may submit work in more than one genre, for example several poems and a flash
fiction piece, but please limit yourself to the following:
Poems: send 3-6 poems
Short Stories: send one or two short-short pieces (1-3 pages, double spaced) or a traditional
length short story (7-25 pages, double spaced.)
Short Plays: send one play 10 minutes in length or shorter
Nonfiction: send one creative work (5-25 pages, double spaced)
Artwork & Photos: send 1-10 pieces. Black-and-white or grayscale work is preferred, as
color is only available for the cover images. Note: we print on normal, matte, made-for-print
We do accept simultaneous submissions, however as a courtesy please notify us at once if
your work is accepted elsewhere.
We accept both hard copy and electronic submissions, but generally electronic submissions
are preferred. All work must be titled. Please be sure to submit a short third-person bio
(approximately 75-100 words) with your submission.
Prose, poetry, and plays must be typed. If submitting electronically pieces must be in .doc
or .docx format.
Artwork and photography should be high resolution (300 dpi or better is preferred.)
Electronic submissions may be in .pdf, .jpeg, or .png format. If submitting hard copy please
send a CD; please note we cannot return these disks.
Where to Submit
Hard Copy Submissions
Please address hard copy manuscripts and CDs to:
Flint Hills Review
Dept. of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801
Please e-mail electronic submissions as attachments to: