YR is currently considering submissions for issue 28.

  • Poetry submissions are open.
  • General Fiction Submissions are closed.
  • Submissions for the 2018 Barry Hannah Prize for Fiction are open.

The 2018 Barry Hannah Prize for Fiction will OPEN for submissions September 15th through October 15th. 

Click here for contest guidelines and submissions.


General Guidelines:
We consider online submissions only, through Submittable.
There are no restrictions on what type of writing you should submit.  All submissions should include a cover letter (the shorter the better) with titles of submissions, a brief, press-ready biographical statement, and any relevant contact information. Your name and contact info should be printed on every page of your submission. YR does not accept previously published pieces. Simultaneous submissions are not only permitted but expected; please notify us immediately, though, if a piece is chosen for publication elsewhere. Response time can take up to 5 or 6 months, but is often much shorter. Please do not submit additional work until a decision has been made regarding your current submission. All rights revert to authors upon publication.


Poetry Guidelines:  
3-5 poems, all in the same file—.doc, .docx, or PDF.


Fiction Guidelines:
1 short story up to 5,000 words, or up to 3 pieces less than 1,000 words each.