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Submission Guidelines

The Massachusetts Review 2019 - 2020 Submissions Period is now closed. Thank you for your submissions. We will reopen for new submissions on October 1, 2020. We are still accepting Working Titles submissions BY MAIL ONLY.

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View our General Submission Guidelines

Working Titles

The Massachusetts Review is pleased to open submissions for Working Titles, our new digital releases. Working Titles will showcase prose that is longer than we publish in the print edition (7,000 - 25,000 words), as well as work that integrates visual and interactive elements unique to digital platforms. Each stand-alone Working Title will be published as an e-book available for download, and they may in future be collected in a printed anthology.

View our Working Title Submission Guidelines

Special Issue: Native-authored Work

With the '20s rolling thunderously into place, we at the Massachusetts Review are seeking work for our first special issue of the new decade. MR's editors and guest editors—Tacey Atsitty, Laura Furlan, and Toni Jensen—are looking for new Native-authored work of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction for a special issue responding to the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth landing. Submissions can be sent (as Word or PDF files) to Please put the genre and title in the subject line ("FICTION: Title").

Deadline: March 31, 2020.

View our Call for Submissions of Native-authored Work


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