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Please carefully read these guidelines before submitting.

We accept submissions year-round in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art. All work must be accompanied by an SASE. Cover letter encouraged.

Please send 3-6 poems, one piece of fiction or non-fiction, and prints for cover art and portfolios. Address all work to the appropriate editor (fiction, poetry, non-fiction, art) and mail to:

         Cimarron Review         
          205 Morrill Hall
          English Dept.
          Oklahoma State University
          Stillwater,  OK 74078.
 We do not accept the following:
         * Previously published work (includes work published online).
         * E-mail submissions from authors living in North America.

E-mail submissions will be deleted unread. We will accept E-mail submissions from writers living outside North America, but please query first, and follow our guidelines listed here.

Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but please contact us immediately through postal or E-mail (with the date of your original submission) should your work be accepted elsewhere.

We do not publish theme issues. We are interested in any strong writing of a literary variety, but are especially partial to fiction in the modern realist tradition and poetry that engages the reader through a distinctive voice—be it lyric, narrative, etc. We have no set page lengths for any genre, but we seldom publish short-shorts or pieces longer than 25 pages. There are, however, exceptions to every rule. Our guiding aesthetic is the quality of the work itself.

Response time varies, but we typically respond to submissions within 3-6 months, often much sooner. At times, however, due to a backlog, and especially for work submitted in the summer, a response may take longer. If you have not heard from us after six months, please feel free to query. Please do not query before six months.

For publication, Cimarron Review acquires First North American Serial Rights. After publication, rights revert to the author. At this time, the Cimarron Review pays its contributors two copies of the issue in which their work appears.

You may contact us through mail or at Also, please do not submit again to the Cimarron Review until you have heard from us. We reserve the right to send multiple submissions back to the author with no response.

Cimarron Review
205 Morrill Hall
English Department
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK  74078