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We consider short fiction (but not flash fiction or short shorts) with contemporary themes (no genre fiction, please).  We strongly encourage you to be familiar with the fiction Colorado Review has previously published; visit our website to read selected stories that we have published or to purchase sample issues.

There is no specific word or page count; generally, however, Colorado Review publishes short stories that are somewhere between 15 and 25 manuscript pages.

Please submit no more than one story at a time.

If Colorado Review has published your work in the last two years, please refrain from submitting so that we may continue to feature new voices. 


We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.