YR is currently considering submissions for issues 28 and 29.

  • Poetry submissions are open.
  • Fiction Submissions are open.

The 2018 Barry Hannah Prize for Fiction is CLOSED. 

Click here for contest guidelines and past winners.


General Guidelines:
We consider online submissions only, through Submittable.

YR accepts FREE submissions until we have reached capacity for the month. At that point, submitters may use our tip jar submissions or wait until the new month to submit for free.

General submissions may close during contests and summer months. Tip jar submissions will remain open through contests and summer months, but may close if we accumulate too much of a backlog.

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 if a piece is chosen for publication elsewhere. Response time can take up to 5 or 6 months. 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.