YR is currently considering submissions for Issue 31.

  • The 2020 Yellowwood Poetry Prize will be open from March 1 – March 31, 2020.
    General poetry submissions are open until February 29, 2020.
  • Fiction submissions are open until March 31, 2020.


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.


Submissions may close during contests and summer months. 


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. 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 five or six 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:  
Three to five poems, all in the same file—.doc, .docx, or PDF.


Fiction Guidelines:
One short story up to 4,000 words, or up to three pieces less than 1,000 words each.