Starting September 1st, submissions are open!

We are interested in work ranging from the traditional to the experimental. We welcome submissions from established writers as well as new voices, and we'd love to see the diverse voices in our slush pile continue to increase.

Unless it is solicited, we do not publish work that has been previously published elsewhere. Please don’t submit more than one submission in a given genre while a decision from us is pending. 

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged as long as you notify us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere. If any of the poems in your online submission are selected for publication elsewhere, email the editor at to withdraw the individual poem(s). We will continue to consider the rest of your submitted work. Payment is two contributor’s copies. 

Submissions open on September 1 and close on October 31. 

Ends on October 31, 2018


Submit up to 5 single-spaced poems at a time (with a maximum of 10 pages total per submission). Please save all poems in a single document before submitting. Our taste in poems varies wildly, but we tend to shy away from formalism.

Include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter.

Ends on October 31, 2018


Submit up to three pieces of flash fiction (<1,000 each) or one story up to 9,000 words. We are open to a wide range of styles, though our aim is always to find stories that hook us from the first line and never let us go. Hit us with your best language, your most compelling characters. Make us remember your work.

We are always interested in fabulism and magical realism, though we never publish romance or anything verging on pornographic.

Include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter.

Ends on October 31, 2018

Submit up to three pieces of flash nonfiction (>1,000 each) or one creative nonfiction piece up to 9,000 words. We are open to any style—memoirs, meditations, experimental pieces, lyric essays, hermit crab essays, etc.—though our aim is always to find something we haven't seen before. We're suckers for beautiful language and something that pushes the boundaries of form. We are not interested in scholarly essays. 

Include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter.

Ends on October 31, 2018

Submit up to 15 pages for consideration. We are open to most anything here and get by far the fewest submissions in this category. We’d love to see that change! 

Include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter.

Ends on December 1, 2018$5.00 - 10.00
$5.00 - 10.00

Willis Barnstone Translation Prize

$1,000* for a translated poem

Final judge: Willis Barnstone

This award is named in honor of the distinguished American poet and translator Willis Barnstone, and we are delighted that he has agreed to serve as the final judge for our competition.

Guidelines for Submissions

The competition welcomes submissions of unpublished poetry translations from any language and time period (ancient to contemporary). The length limit for each translation is 200 lines. For each entry, please attach as a single file the translation and a copy of the original which clearly identifies the original poet and original language. Please put the name(s), address, email address, and phone number of the translator(s) in the cover letter box of the submission page. 

Please note: Translations of poems for which the translator has not secured the rights-to-publish are eligible for the contest, but only translations of poems in the public domain or with the rights secured can be considered for publication in The Evansville Review.
Limit ten submissions per translator. We now only accept online submissions.

Entry Fee
The first poem is $10; each subsequent poem is $5 each. Please make checks payable to the University of Evansville.
Contest Opens: September 1
Postmark/Submission Deadline: December 1

Translations are no longer acceepted via snail mail. Any contest questions should be directed to Dr. Tiiffany Griffith at Contest winners will be announced during the summer.

*In the event that the judge selects multiple winners, the prize money will be divided equally among the winners.

Please submit up to three photographic images for consideration as cover art for the journal. At this time, we are only interested in high-quality photographs, though they may be in color or b&w. 

We are not interested in photographs of paintings. 

All submissions must be high-resolution JPEG files in order to be considered.  

Include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter and a link to your online portfolio if you have one.

As they are part of the submission guidelines, only high-resolution JPEG files will be considered.

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