We read nonfiction year-round.
Between May 1 and August 1, we read only nonfiction. Please do not submit short stories or poems to this category.
We are interested in creative nonfiction (memoir and personal essay) with contemporary themes. Our website has several examples of nonfiction we have published.
Please query us first before submitting book reviews or interviews.
Please do not submit literary criticism.
There is no specific word or page count; generally, however, Colorado Review is most interested essays that are somewhere between 20 and 25 manuscript pages, though we have published both shorter and longer pieces of nonfiction.
File types accepted: Word (DOC and DOCX), PDF, and RTF.