We look forward to considering your original, unpublished works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, visual art, book reviews, and craft essays.

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 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 both in cash and in copies. 

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 your manuscript and use standard manuscript formatting. Please use only ONE space after a period.

We pay all of our magazine contributors on a sliding scale up to $75, depending upon word count and content. While we realize this is a small payment, our hope is (with continued support and growth) to be able to increase the amount we pay on an annual basis. We pay our contributors through PayPal only. You will need to provide an email address to receive your payment through PayPal.

Contributors residing within the U.S.A. will receive one free print copy of the issue in which they appear. All other contributors will receive an e-book copy.

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 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.

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
$ 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. We are hearing back from writers that we have helped them get a piece published.

$ 10.00

As of January 16, 2016 ~ The fiction editor will provide you with one paragraph of constructive feedback on your piece, holding to what she perceives as being within the best interests of the work. You will receive this feedback within 30 days of submission. If the 30 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 editor will provide you with at least one page single-spaced of constructive feedback on your piece, holding to what she perceives as being within the best interests of the work. You will receive this feedback within 30 days of submission. If the 30 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. That style is very old school and is no longer used, generally speaking, in the literary magazine world. 

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. We are hearing back from writers that we have helped them get a piece published.


$ 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. That style is very old school and is no longer used, generally speaking, in the literary magazine world. 

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.

$ 10.00

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 30 days of submission. If the 30 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. That style is very old school and is no longer used, generally speaking, in the literary magazine world. 

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
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 RETURN 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 TWO 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. 


 Book reviews and craft essays on both prose and poetry to be featured in our Craft Talk Blog on our website. Please submit pieces no more than 2,000 words. 
Because these are posts on our blog, there is no payment. Just our enthusiastic thanks and a great byline for the author.
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 DOC. 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. All writers who use our 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$, TTR will return the edited piece within 20 days and you will receive a print copy of our next issue. For an extra 50$, TTR will return the edited piece within 7 days and U.S. writers will receive a one-year print copy subscription. International writers will receive a one-year e-book subscription.

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.