Cola reads for fiction and poetry twice a year. We offer a paid reading period in the fall months, with a submission fee of $3. This period supports the basic operational costs of running our journal such as publishing, web hosting, etc.

Our free reading period typically takes place during the spring months. All submissions, free or otherwise, are considered equally.

Fiction submissions should be limited to a single story, with preference given to stories under or around 12,000 words to be considered for acceptance.  All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter and bio. 

Thank you for trusting us with your work.

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 Fiction submissions should be limited to a single story, with preference given to stories of 1,000-5,000 words, and with a maximum of 8,000 words to be considered for acceptance.  All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter and should include the title of the story on all pages.

Thank you for trusting us with your work. 



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$3.00

Poetry submissions should include 3-5 poems limited to a single document. All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter. 

Thank you for trusting us with your work. 

We have waived the $3 submission fee for Black and First American Authors. 

Fiction submissions should be limited to a single story, with preference given to stories of 1,000-5,000 words, and with a maximum of 8,000 words to be considered for acceptance.  All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter and should include the title of the story on all pages.

Thank you for trusting us with your work.

We have waived the $3 submission fee for Black and First American authors. 

Poetry submissions should include 3-5 poems limited to a single document. All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter.

Thank you for trusting us with your work.

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Purchase the winner of our 2021 Fiction Chapbook Contest.

Purchase the winner of our 2021 Poetry Chapbook Prize! 

Purchase the winner of the 2020 Poetry Chapbook Contest! 

Cola Literary Review