Submission Guidelines

Contest

The 2018 Annual Writing and Art Contest is now closed. Shortlist and winners announced in May. 

Our next contest opens January 15 to March 15 2019.

Next Regular Submission Dates

Spring: April 15 to May 15 2018

Please read the guidelines carefully before sending in work. Click on "more" of individual categories to read the guidelines.

Submissions

the Claremont Review publishes the best poetry, short stories and visual art by young adults aged 13-19, from anywhere in the English speaking world. 

We accept:

  • poetry (up to 3 poems)
  • short stories/fiction (up to 1,500 words)
  • visual art/photography (up to 6 images)

We accept general submissions online via Submittable only. We do not accept any submissions via email or the post. 

We accept one general submission per artist, per year. Any more will be declined, unread. (This does not include contest entries, you can enter these as many times as you like, and still send in a regular entry.)

To submit, you must be aged 13-19 as of the day of your submission.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your submission right away if it is accepted for publication elsewhere.

What kind of work we publish

We publish work in many styles that range from traditional to modern. We prefer edgy pieces that take chances, show your commitment to craft, explore real characters, and reveal authentic emotion. Read the samples in our resources or in past issues for a clearer understanding of what we accept. 

We strongly encourage readers to subscribe to our magazine, to read, connect with and support youth writing from all over the world.

When you will hear from us

Our editors will try their best to respond to your work within three months. This is not a guarantee. It can take six months or more to hear back from us. 

If you are accepted

​If your work is accepted, congratulations! You will receive receive $10 CAD per magazine page up to a maximum of $50, or $50 CAD if your artwork appears on the cover.

Ends on May 15, 2018
  • Submit up to three poems
  • Submit each poem as a separate file
  • Name your file with your last name and the title of the piece: JACKSON_TheThreeBirds
  • Carefully edit your piece, don’t send first drafts or work with errors
  • Don’t submit anything that is previously published online or in print (your own personal blog or social media pages are ok)
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but do withdraw your piece right away if it's accepted elsewhere (congrats!)
  • Reading the samples on this website or in past issues will give you a clearer understanding of what we accept
Ends on May 15, 2018
  • Submit one piece of fiction up to 2000 words, no more
  • Flash, postcard and short fiction is welcome
  • Send one single-sided, double spaced, typed document in 10-12 point font
  • Double space your fiction
  • Name your file with your last name and the title of the piece: JACKSON_TheThreeBirds
  • Carefully edit your piece, don’t send first drafts or work with errors
  • Don’t submit anything that is published already online or in print (your own personal blog or social media pages are ok)
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but do withdraw your piece right away if it's accepted elsewhere (congrats!)
  • Do not send non-fiction, personal essays or creative non-fiction
  • We prefer pieces that explore real characters and reveal authentic emotion
  • Reading the samples on this website or in past issues will give you a clearer understanding of what we accept
Ends on May 15, 2018
  • Submit up to 6 visual arts pieces including paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, etc.
  • Send JPEGs that are, at minimum, 300 ppi
  • Ensure your digital files are at least 5 inches (12 cm) in length and width
  • Be sure your file size is at least 2 MB
  • Send each piece as individual attachments named with your last name and the formal title of the piece: JACKSON_TheThreeBirds
  • Don’t submit anything that is published already online or in print (your own personal blog or social media pages are ok)
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but do withdraw your piece right away if it's accepted elsewhere (congrats!)
  • We prefer pieces that reveal authentic emotion
  • Looking at the art in our past issues will give you a clearer understanding of what we accept