Thank you for you interest in Coal Hill Review. Please check out individual guidelines for each genre. We accept submissions all year long, and our response time is 1-3 months. 

If you have a question about the submission process, please feel free to email us at info@coalhillreview.com. 

Pittsburgh authors, feel free to submit poems, fiction, or creative nonfiction to us!  Our definition of Pittsburgh writer is simply that you live or have spent a significant time in the city. The pieces submitted do not need to be Pittsburgh themed.

Poetry

  • Send 3-5 poems for consideration (no more than 10 pages worth of work please)

Fiction

  • Send 1-2 short stories (2,500 words or less)
  • Send a stand-alone excerpt from a novel (2,500 words or less)
  • Send 2-3 flash pieces (each piece should be 600 words or less)

Creative Nonfiction

  • Send 1-2 essays (2,500 words or less)
  • Send a stand-alone excerpt from a memoir (2,500 words or less)
  • Send a micro-essays or flash pieces of CNF (each piece should be 600 words or less)
$3.00
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  • Send 3-5 poems for consideration (no more than 10 pages worth of work please)
$3.00
$3.00

 

  • Send 1-2 short stories (2,500 words or less)
  • Send a stand-alone excerpt from a novel (2,500 words or less)
  • Send 2-3 flash pieces (each piece should be 600 words or less)

 

  • Send 1-2 essays (2,500 words or less)
  • Send a stand-alone excerpt from a memoir (2,500 words or less)
  • Send a micro-essays or flash pieces of CNF (each piece should be 600 words or less)

 

  • We only accept reviews of books published by independent and university presses
  • Special consideration is given to books by emerging and/or debut authors as well as to books that have received little press coverage
  • Reviews should be around 1,000 words
  • We seek balanced, critical book reviews
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