We look forward to considering your original, unpublished works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art.

Please read our Submission Guidelines on our website before submitting to The Tishman Review. You must remove any identifying information on your manuscript and in your file name and do not include a cover letter within the manuscript.
Your submission will be automatically rejected if it contains biographical data in the manuscript.

Please only include a cover letter in the Comments Section area on Submittable. In the cover letter, please share with us your writing and educational background, the title(s), corresponding page numbers (for poetry) or word count (for prose). We will request a bio upon acceptance.

Our co-founding editors are committed to producing a journal that reflects the diversity of humanity. Please feel free to share your gender/race/ethnicity/socioeconomic background to assist us in this task. The cover letter will be viewed only by the co-founding editors and only in the last phase of the consideration process.

Please allow 9 months to submit poetry and prose again after publication in TTR.

We offer different levels of editorial feedback for those writers who desire this service. It is a large source of revenue for our journal and makes it possible for us to continue to pay our contributors. 

During every reading period, we offer FEE FREE regular submissions. We announce these days a few days prior via social media. Follow us on Twitter @TishmanReview.  

Please paginate your manuscript and include the word count on the first page of the manuscript. Please double space between the lines of your manuscript and use standard manuscript formatting. Please use only ONE space after a period between sentences.

If you need us to open your submission for editing, please send a request to: thetishmanreview@gmail.com. 

Please remember that we are a small non-profit, all-volunteer literary journal. 

The Tishman Review pays all of our text contributors, according to the genre. Poems are paid on a sliding scale between $10 and 25$ per poem. Creative nonfiction and fiction is paid a minimum of $10.00 for a piece under 1000 words and for a piece over 1000 words at .01 cents per word. We pay 75$ for cover art and $10.00 for each piece published in the interior of the magazine. 

We pay our contributors through PayPal and Venmo only. You will need to provide an email address in which to receive a PayPal payment or Venmo payment info. We do not participate in PayPal Me. 

We buy First Electronic Publication Rights, Non-exclusive print-on-demand rights to the work in the issue the work first appears in, and Archival rights only in the form the work first appears in The Tishman Review, with the copyright reverting back to the author upon publication. We do not buy the right to publish the work in an anthology or a different issue. We reserve the right to keep any work we publish. Should a piece first published in The Tishman Review be reprinted in another work, we request the later publication include an acknowledgment of The Tishman Review.

Our journal is available in three formats: online, e-book, and print-on-demand.

Please allow 90 days for a response.

We are seeing a lot of submissions with someone else's copyrighted work, such as song lyrics. You will need to secure permission from the copyright owner if you want to use even a few words in our journal, especially of a song, in your creative work. If this is a problem for you, please do not submit any work with someone else's copyrighted material in it. It is important we honor other artists' work and use it only with permission.

$15.00

The Tishman Review's Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize is open to writers, worldwide, from new to established.  The Contest is judged blind.

PLEASE REMOVE ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION FROM MANUSCRIPT, FILE NAME AND DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME IN THE TITLE. You will be automatically disqualified if you leave identifying information on your entry.

Current students of the final judge are DISQUALIFIED from entering this contest.

Submissions will be welcome from October 1, 2017 to November 15, 2017. 

Poems must be written in English (no translations).

The Tishman Review’s January 2018 issue must be a potential first publication for all works submitted. No previously published works, or works accepted for publication elsewhere. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but we must be notified immediately if any poems are accepted elsewhere.

Please submit a cover letter in the Comments section on our Submittable page with the following information: Your name, address, email address, phone number, and the titles of the poems with corresponding page numbers.

Include the poems themselves (with titles and page numbers) on subsequent pages, with each poem beginning a new page. No identifying personal information should appear on any pages with poems.

Entry fees are non-refundable. Send between three and five poems per entry. There is no line-limit. Poems may be any length, any style, or any subject. Please, no translations for the contest. Multiple entries by a single poet are accepted, however each group of three to five poems must be treated as a separate entry, each with its own cover sheet and an additional $15 fee.

Winners will be announced by January 30, 2018.  

First place wins $500 and publication in the January 2018 issue. 

All submissions will be considered for possible publication. Your submission gives consent to publish selected poems in future issues. Please see our website for details on rights.

ALL ENTRANTS WILL ALSO RECEIVE A FREE ONE-YEAR EBOOK SUBSCRIPTION TO THE TISHMAN REVIEW. The subscription will be sent to the email address provided here.YAY!


We are always on the lookout for those interesting pieces you came up with late one night, or the photos you took because you couldn't stop looking at something with all its crazy curves and textures.  We'll consider all mediums - photos, paintings, pencil drawings, pen and ink, charcoal - as well as cartoons.

Submissions must be adaptable to accommodate the space - so please send us your work with a minimum 300 ppi. If submitting for interior art, we are primarily interested in black and white images. You can submit pieces in color for interior art, but they must translate well into a black and white format. Send up to 8 images in one submission. Remember that if you are submitting work for the cover, that the work must be in a portrait orientation.  

Our issues are created in PDF, e-book, and Print-On-Demand versions.

NOTE: If you send multiple submissions, there will likely be a two to three issue lag time between publication of multiple accepted pieces. We do however sometimes run two or more pieces by the same artist in a single issue. 

Please remember that we are a small, new literary journal and can only pay token to semi-professional rates for all contributions. We also archive our issues, including making the pod and e-book available in the future.

$3.00
Personal essays, memoir, lyric essays, and literary journalism up to 5,000 words. Please include word count on the first page. We are also interested in creative nonfiction that explores history, science, literature, art, and biographies.

You may submit up to 3 micro pieces of creative nonfiction (up to 300 words each) in one submission.

Please include word count on the first page. Please double space your manuscript and use standard formatting. Please make sure that you have used only one space after a period and not two spaces after a period. 

You must remove all personal identifying information from your manuscript and file name. We have to automatically reject any work submitted with biographical data included in the manuscript. Thank you.

Please familiarize yourself with how to work with your manuscript in Microsoft Word Tracked Changes. We do edit all accepted prose pieces and will expect you to know how to use Tracked Changes. We simply no longer have the time to provide personal tutorials on Microsoft Word. 

If you are looking for feedback please see Expedited Creative Nonfiction. We are hearing back from writers that we have helped them get a piece published.

The prose editorial team will provide you at least one full paragraph of constructive feedback on your piece, holding to what they perceive as being within the best interests of the work. You will receive this feedback within 31 days of submission. If the 31 day mark falls on a weekend or holiday, you can expect a response on the next business day.

It is our intent to treat all writers with respect. 

Essays up to 5,000 words are welcome. Personal, memoir, lyrical, and literary journalism welcome.

We are also interested in creative nonfiction that explores history, science, literature, art, and biographies.

You may submit up to 3 micro pieces of creative nonfiction (up to 300 words each) in one submission.

Please include word count on the first page. Please double space your manuscript and use standard formatting. Please make sure that you have used only one space after a period and not two spaces after a period. 

You must remove all personal identifying information from your manuscript and file name. We have to automatically reject any work submitted with biographical data included in the manuscript. Thank you.

Please familiarize yourself with how to work with your manuscript in Microsoft Word Tracked Changes. We do edit all accepted prose pieces and will expect you to know how to use Tracked Changes. We simply no longer have the time to provide personal tutorials on Microsoft Word. 



$3.00
$3.00

Micro-fiction  up to 300 words. May include up to 3 pieces in one submission.

Flash fiction   up to 1,000 words.

Short Story     up to 8,000 words.

Please include word count on the first page. Please double space your manuscript and use standard formatting. 

Please make sure that you have used only one space after a period and not two spaces after a period. 

You must remove all personal identifying information from your manuscript and file name. We have to automatically reject any work submitted with biographical data included in the manuscript. Thank you.

Please familiarize yourself with how to work with your manuscript in Microsoft Word Tracked Changes. We do edit all accepted prose pieces and will expect you to know how to use Tracked Changes. We simply no longer have the time to provide personal tutorials on Microsoft Word.  

If you are looking for feedback please see Expedited Fiction, Expedited Fiction w/ Feedback or our Private Editorial Services category for line-by-line editing. 

$10.00

As of January 16, 2016 ~ The fiction team will provide you with one paragraph of constructive feedback on your piece, holding to what we perceive as being within the best interests of the work. You will receive this feedback within 31 days of submission. If the 31 day mark falls on the weekend or a holiday, you can expect a response on the next business day.

It is our intent to treat all writers with respect, honoring their passion for the world of fiction. 

Micro-fiction:  up to 300 words. May include up to 3 pieces in one submission.

Flash fiction:   up to 1,000 words.

Short Story:     up to 8,000 words.

Please include word count on the first page. Please double space your manuscript and use standard formatting. 

Please make sure that you have used only one space after a period and not two spaces after a period. 

You must remove all personal identifying information from your manuscript and file name. We have to automatically reject any work submitted with biographical data included in the manuscript. Thank you.

Please familiarize yourself with how to work with your manuscript in Microsoft Word Tracked Changes. We do edit all accepted prose pieces and will expect you to know how to use Tracked Changes. We simply no longer have the time to provide personal tutorials on Microsoft Word. 

If you are looking for more feedback please see Expedited Fiction w/ Feedback or our Private Editorial Services category for line-by-line editing.


The fiction team will provide you with at least one page single-spaced of constructive feedback on your piece, holding to what we perceive as being within the best interests of the work. You will receive this feedback within 31 days of submission. If the 31 day mark falls on a weekend or holiday, you can expect a response on the next business day.

It is our intent to treat all writers with respect, honoring their passion for the world of fiction. 

Micro-fiction:  up to 300 words. May include up to 3 pieces in one submission.

Flash fiction:   up to 1,000 words.

Short Story:     up to 8,000 words.

Please include word count on the first page. Please double space your manuscript and use standard formatting. Please make sure that you have used only one space after a period and not two spaces after a period. 

You must remove all personal identifying information from your manuscript and file name. We have to automatically reject any work submitted with biographical data included in the manuscript. Thank you.

Please familiarize yourself with how to work with your manuscript in Microsoft Word Tracked Changes. We do edit all accepted prose pieces and will expect you to know how to use Tracked Changes. We simply no longer have the time to provide personal tutorials on Microsoft Word. 

This category includes a one-year e-book subscription.

If you are looking for feedback please see Expedited Fiction, Expedited Fiction w/ Feedback or our Private Editorial Services category for line-by-line editing. 


$3.00
$3.00
Please send at least 3 poems and up to 4 poems, with each new poem beginning on a fresh page, in a single computer file.

We prefer the concrete over the abstract.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU REMOVE ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION FROM YOUR MANUSCRIPT AND YOUR FILE NAME!  WE WILL DECLINE YOUR SUBMISSION UNREAD AS SOON AS WE SEE YOUR NAME!  We really really want to read your work, so please don't make this mistake!
$6.00
ATTENTION: This category has changed as of January 15, 2016.

Please submit at least 3 poems and up to 4 poems, with each new poem beginning on a fresh page, in a single computer file. NO FEEDBACK WILL BE PROVIDED to submissions made as of January 16, 2016.

You will receive a response in about FOUR WEEKS. 

We prefer the concrete over the abstract. 

PLEASE BE SURE TO REMOVE ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION FROM THE MANUSCRIPT AND THE FILE NAME!  ANY SUBMISSIONS THAT COME THROUGH WITH ID INFO ON THEM WILL BE RETURNED UNREAD!  We want to read your work and give you thorough feedback, so please be sure to follow these guidelines!

Our poetry editor is now offering full editorial feedback under a different category: Expedited Full Editorial Feedback Poetry.
You may submit up to 5 pages of poetry, with a new poem starting on a new page.
You will receive in-depth feedback, consisting of at least a full paragraph per poem, or equivalent.
We will respond to the submission within 30 days.
We prefer the concrete over the abstract.
You must remove all identifying information from your manuscript, file name, and headers, etc. 
For further information and guidelines please visit our website.
This category includes a one-year e-book subscription to TTR. 


YOU ARE SUBMITTING TO THE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION OF THE GOLDEN SHOVEL POETRY PRIZE: (ages 12 - 18) open to anyone attending middle school, junior high, high school, high school correspondence/GED program, and, outside of the U.S., secondary school, sixth form or “college.”

GUIDELINES:

  • Poems must be submitted in English (they may, of course, be translated from another language, as long as they adhere to the Golden Shovel form in the English version).
  • SUBMIT ONE GOLDEN SHOVEL POEM PER SUBMISSION. 
  • Your Golden Shovel poem must be original, must follow the “rules” below, and must not be published elsewhere. (Simultaneous submissions are not accepted.)  

Multiple submission are not accepted. 

There is no entry fee.

*If you are under 18 at the time of publication, we will need parent permission in order to publish your poem.

IF YOU ARE an Undergraduate College/University STUDENT PLEASE SEE THE "Undergraduate Division" (19-22 years old) which is open to anyone attending an undergraduate institution (junior college, community college, college, or university) USE THIS LINK HERE

RULES:

  • You must draw your borrowed line from a poem in The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. You may borrow from Terrance Hayes’s original “The Golden Shovel,” from one of Gwendolyn Brooks’s five poems in the anthology, or from any of the 300 other poems in the anthology.
  • Choose 5-14 words out of a sentence or line to use to create your 5-14 line Golden Shovel poem by vertically running those words as the last word in each of your lines.  See examples.
  • We recommend you consider looking at the “source” poem, as well, for insight and inspiration.

 

YOU ARE SUBMITTING TO THE UNDERGRADUATE DIVISION OF THE GOLDEN SHOVEL POETRY PRIZE: (ages 18 - 22 years) open to anyone attending an undergraduate institution (junior college, community college, college, or university).

GUIDELINES:

  • Poems must be submitted in English (they may, of course, be translated from another language, as long as they adhere to the Golden Shovel form in the English version).
  • SUBMIT ONE GOLDEN SHOVEL POEM PER SUBMISSION. 
  • Your Golden Shovel poem must be original, must follow the “rules” below, and must not be published elsewhere. (Simultaneous submissions are not accepted.)  

Multiple submission are not accepted. 

There is no entry fee.

*If you are under 18 at the time of publication, we will need parent permission in order to publish your poem.

IF YOU ARE a Middle or High School student please see the  "MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT DIVISION": (ages 12 - 18 years) open to anyone attending middle school, junior high, high school, high school correspondence/GED program, and, outside of the U.S., secondary school, sixth form or “college" USE THIS LINK HERE.

RULES:

  • You must draw your borrowed line from a poem in The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. You may borrow from Terrance Hayes’s original “The Golden Shovel,” from one of Gwendolyn Brooks’s five poems in the anthology, or from any of the 300 other poems in the anthology.
  • Choose 5-14 words out of a sentence or line to use to create your 5-14 line Golden Shovel poem by vertically running those words as the last word in each of your lines.  See examples.
  • We recommend you consider looking at the “source” poem, as well, for insight and inspiration.

 

Submissions through Private Editorial Services are NOT considered for publication!
Often, writers email our staff and ask for feedback on declined pieces or for more in-depth feedback and since we are writers also, and always looking for professional feedback on our own work, we came up with the idea of helping TTR meet its funding goals by offering private editorial services to writers.

Our staff will now provide line by line editing, including comments on the elements of craft in a work—structure, characterization, premise, theme, dialogue, content, use of language/imagery, etc. 

It works like this: the writer submits through Submittable a free request for a free estimate on a single manuscript. Essays up to 5,000 words and short fiction pieces up to 8000 words are welcome. In the cover letter please provide the genre, title, and word count of the piece. Upload the first 4-5 pages as a DOCX. TTR will send through Submittable an estimate, based upon an hourly rate of $20.00 an hour, for the cost of providing the editorial services. If you agree to the estimate, TTR will invoice you through PayPal and upon payment, the services will proceed.  Manuscripts submitted for editorial services will NOT be considered for publication. However, you are welcome to submit a manuscript after it has gone through our editorial services through our regular submission process and we may suggest that you do so.

The minimum charge will be half an hour. TTR will return the edited piece within 45 days of the date of payment for the services. Writers who use our private editorial services will receive a one-year e-book subscription to TTR. If you are in a hurry, for instance trying to meet a contest deadline, priority services are available. For an extra 25$, TTR will return the edited piece within 20 days. For an extra 50$, TTR will return the edited piece within 7 days. 

TTR is working hard to develop ways to generate revenue other than through submission fees. It is our goal to eliminate submission fees while continuing to pay contributors for their work.

Prose submissions submitted through Submittable as Expedited Fiction and Expedited Creative Nonfiction for possible publication in TTR will continue to receive a response within 30 days and up to one paragraph of feedback. We have also created a Submittable category that will provide at least one page of feedback.