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Colorado Review, The


Medium: Print


Genres Accepted: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews (if solicited)

Established: 1956

Circulation: 1000


A national literary journal



The Colorado Review is published by the Center for Literary Publishing in the Department of English at Colorado State University. The Center’s mission is twofold: to publish contemporary short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction and to offer graduate students opportunities to learn about and participate in literary publishing through a professional internship. The Center also hosts the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, the Series in Contemporary Fiction, and Bonfire Press. The Colorado Review is committed to the publication of both new and established writers.


Located in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado State University’s The Colorado Review is published three times a year, receiving over 9000 submissions, and each issue weighs in around 200 pages. The publication is carefully and beautifully designed.

Aside from poetry, a good chunk of those pages goes to short fiction and nonfiction work, each submission on average about 20 pages. The interest is not quantity but quality. And although their commitment is to both new and established writers, the review seeks only excellence. As such, the accepted submissions are wide-ranging and nationally relevant. Overall, a fine publication.

Calvin Connection:

Professor L.S. Klatt (English) published his poetry in a recent issue.

Hekman Availability: Not available

Submission Instructions:

Format for all submissions:
Manuscripts are read from September 1 to April 30. Manuscripts received between May 1 and August 31 will be returned unread.

—All manuscripts must be typed (double-spaced for fiction and nonfiction; poetry may be single-spaced).
—All manuscripts should be printed on white letter-sized paper.
—Please include a cover letter.
—Be sure your full name and address appear on the manuscript.
—No submissions via e-mail.
—Every submission MUST include a self-addressed stamped envelope OR an email address for response.
—Please tell us in your cover letter if you want your manuscript returned and include proper postage on your SASE.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted; writers must notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere.

We consider only previously unpublished work.

We strongly encourage writer to be familiar with out magazine before submitting to it. Examples of work published in “Colorado Review” are posted on our website; sample copies are also available for $10 each, including postage.

Colorado Review
9105 Campus Delivery
Dept. of English
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523


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