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Current Issue: Summer 2021

Colorado Review Summer 2021

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Orders & Subscriptions

Colorado Review author orders & subscriptions discounts

Colorado Review can also be ordered through EBSCO, W.T. Cox, Harrassowitz, and Ex Libris.

To order by mail, send a check or money order to:
Colorado Review
9105 Campus Delivery
Department of English
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-9105

Submission Guidelines

NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting paper submissions. With most of our staff working remotely, we simply can’t attend to submissions sent through the mail. We will update our policy regarding paper submissions at a future date.

What kind of work gets published in Colorado Review?

Like most literary magazines, we ask that anyone submitting work be familiar with our publication. You may purchase sample copies from the website (see the “current issue” or “back issue” pages). Many bookstores and university & public libraries carry CR. We also provide examples of recently published stories, poems, and essays on our website. Somehow, please read what we publish and see if your work fits our vision before you submit your work.

While it is difficult to define the sort of story we’re looking for, some of the questions we ask ourselves while reading manuscripts are: Is there an engaging opening? Has the author created original, idiosyncratic characters, people you’re interested in following through the story? Is the language crisp and sharp? Is there a provocative central problem or issue in the story? Is the story about something, and is whatever it is about important or troubling? Is the pace suitable? Is the story tightly constructed from start to finish? Most of the stories we accept—though not all—are twenty to twenty-five manuscript pages.

For nonfiction, we are interested in memoir, personal essay, and creative nonfiction. Generally, scholarly essays are not appropriate.

How to Submit

About Colorado Review

Launched in 1956 (with the first issue featuring work by Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, E. E. Cummings, Henry Miller, Bertolt Brecht, and Mark van Doren), Colorado Review is a national literary journal featuring contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and book reviews. Each issue is approximately 200 pages. Published three times a year, CR has a circulation of approximately 1,100, is carried by university and public libraries across the country, and is distributed by Kent News to independent bookstores. The journal receives over 9,000 manuscript submissions each academic year.

Colorado Review is committed to the publication of contemporary creative writing. We are equally interested in work by both new and established writers. CR does not publish genre fiction, nor do we subscribe to a particular literary philosophy or school of poetry or fiction.

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Director & Editor in Chief

Managing Editor

Assistant Managing Editor

  • Carolyn Janecek

Associate Fiction Editor

Associate Poetry Editor

Book Review Editors

Associate
Editors

  • Hannah Barnhart
  • Nick Botkin
  • Annmarie Delfino
  • Elena Brousard-Norcross
  • Luke Eldredge
  • JV Genova
  • Esther Hayes
  • Mike Moening
  • Jordan Osborne

Editorial
Assistants

  • Patrick Carey
  • C Culbertson
  • Heather Gutekunst
  • Megan Lear
  • Eliana Meyer
  • Nicole Piasecki
  • Ross Reagan
  • Lilia Shrayfer
  • Michael Todd
  • Alec Witthohn

Contributing
Editors

  • Charles Baxter
  • Robin Black
  • Robert Boswell
  • Steven Church
  • Jorie Graham
  • Michael Martone
  • Clint McCown
  • Antonya Nelson
  • Alberto Rios

Advisory
Board

  • Leslee Becker
  • Ellen Brinks
  • Pattie Cowell
  • Kathy Hayes
  • Deanna Ludwin
  • Neil Petrie
  • Bruce Ronda
  • Steven Schwartz
  • William Tremblay
  • Felicia Zamora

Editors
Emeriti

  • R. Collins (“Jay Pell”)
  • John Lewis
  • F. M. Latiolais
  • Peter Reardon
  • Charles Robinson
  • Nicholas Crome
  • Wayne Ude
  • William Tremblay
  • David Milofsky

Social Media Manager

  • Jordan Osborne

Podcast Editors

  • C Culbertson
  • Lilia Shrayfer

Advertising

Colorado Review is published three times a year—in March, July, and November. Advertising space is limited, and reservations are accepted in order of receipt.

Deadlines

Spring

  • Reservation: November 15
  • Copy Due: December 15
  • Publication Date: March 15

Summer

  • Reservation: March 15
  • Copy Due: April 15
  • Publication Date: July 15

Fall/Winter

  • Reservation: July 15
  • Copy Due: August 15
  • Publication Date: November 15

Rates

Whole Page

  • Width/Height: 5 x 7
  • Cost: $150

Half Page

  • Width/Height: 5 x 3.5
  • Cost: $75

Discount

  • Three consecutive issues: 25%
  • If payment accompanies order: 10%

Technical Requirements

  • PDF files only

Direct All Orders and/or Inquiries to:

Stephanie G’Schwind, Editor
Colorado Review
Department of English
9105 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Telephone: (970) 491-5449
Fax: (970) 491-0283
creview@colostate.edu