Submission Guidelines

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SPRING ANNUAL ART & WRITING CONTEST (ages 13-19): January 15 to March 15 2018

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 2,000 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, with the exception of our Short Forms Contest for writers age 10-14.

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.

General written submissions that are not accepted will receive light editorial comments. Visual art and contest submissions will not receive comments.

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 March 15, 2018$25.00
$25.00
  • Submit up to three poems per entry, each on a separate document
  • DO NOT put your name on the entries themselves
  • You must be between 13-19 years old as of the date of your entry
  • Your entry will be judged anonymously and on merit
  • Submit only previously unpublished work (on your personal blog or social media page is okay)
  • Enter as many times as you like, in any category
  • Contest submissions are open from January 15 to March 15
  • Shortlist and winners announced in May and published in fall 2018
  • Each person entering will receive a one-year subscription to tCR
  • All entrants considered for publication regardless of results
  • Entry fee is $25
  • By submitting to this contest, you agree that should you be shortlisted, you give the Claremont Review permission to use your art or excerpts of your writing for marketing purposes in the future; and should you win or receive an honourable mention, you give the Claremont review first publishing rights and permission to use your art or excerpts of your writing for marketing purposes in the future 
Ends on March 15, 2018$25.00
$25.00
  • Submit one piece of fiction up to 2000 words per entry
  • Flash, postcard, short fiction and mixed-genre welcome
  • DO NOT put your name on the entries themselves
  • You must be between 13-19 years old as of the date of your entry
  • Your entry will be judged anonymously and on merit
  • Submit only previously unpublished work (on your personal blog or social media page is okay)
  • Enter as many times as you like, in any category
  • Contest submissions are open from January 15 to March 15
  • Shortlist and winners announced in May and published in fall 2018
  • Each person entering will receive a one-year subscription to tCR
  • All entrants considered for publication regardless of results
  • Entry fee is $25
  • By submitting to this contest, you agree that should you be shortlisted, you give the Claremont Review permission to use your art or excerpts of your writing for marketing purposes in the future; and should you win or receive an honourable mention, you give the Claremont review first publishing rights and permission to use your art or excerpts of your writing for marketing purposes in the future 
Ends on March 15, 2018$25.00
$25.00
  • Submit up to three visual arts pieces per entry 
  • Paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, etc., welcome
  • DO NOT put your name on the entries themselves
  • You must be between 13-19 years old as of the date of your entry
  • Your entry will be judged anonymously and on merit
  • Submit only previously unpublished work (on your personal blog or social media page is okay)
  • Enter as many times as you like, in any category
  • Contest submissions are open from January 15 to March 15
  • Shortlist and winners announced in May and published in fall 2018
  • Each person entering will receive a one-year subscription to tCR
  • All entrants considered for publication regardless of results
  • Entry fee is $25
  • By submitting to this contest, you agree that should you be shortlisted, you give the Claremont Review permission to use your art or excerpts of your writing for marketing purposes in the future; and should you win or receive an honourable mention, you give the Claremont review first publishing rights and permission to use your art or excerpts of your writing for marketing purposes in the future