Florida Review at UCF

Submissions Guidelines

Now accepting submissions online!

Please read an issue of The Florida Review before you send us your work in order to get a feel for the kind of writing we publish.

Our reading period is August through May, although we read subscribers' submissions year-round.

Fiction & Nonfiction

We consider fiction and creative nonfiction of high quality—writing that isn't afraid to take risks (no genre fiction or literary criticism). There is no word or page limit, though we prefer prose that is between 3 and 25 manuscript pages. We consider novel or memoir excerpts only if they stand alone.

Please submit only one short story or essay at a time. However, we will read up to three short-shorts, as long as the total page count remains under 15 pages.


We look for clear, strong poems, filled with real people, emotions and objects. Any style will be considered. Please submit no more than five poems at one time.

Graphic Narrative

We look for graphic narratives that show both artistic and literary merit. Currently, we are able to consider black and white only. Submissions may be sent in manuscript form, or submitted online as jpeg or pdf files.

Book Reviews and Interviews

We do not accept unsolicited book reviews or interviews. If you would like to submit a book review or interview, please send a query to flreview@ucf.edu.

Visual Art

Visual artists are encouraged to submit two-dimensional works in any medium for a color cover or black and white spread within the journal. Submissions may be sent as paper photographs, on a CD-ROM, or via web link, but we will not open any e-mail attachments.

Withdrawals & Queries

Please send us an email at flreview@ucf.edu, or send a letter and self-addressed stamped envelope through postal mail.

Guidelines for All Submissions

  • We accept submissions via mail or online.
  • All manuscripts must be typed (double-spaced for fiction and nonfiction; poetry and graphic narrative may be single-spaced).
  • All manuscripts must include the author's full name and contact information on the first page, and the title and page numbers on subsequent pages.
  • Manuscripts sent by mail must:
    • be printed on white letter-sized paper;
    • include a cover letter with the author's name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and title of submission(s);
    • include a self-addressed stamped envelope for response.
    • indicate in the cover letter if the manuscript should be returned and include proper postage on the SASE.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but writers must notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere.
  • International submissions are welcome, especially electronically. If sent by mail, they must be accompanied by an International Postal Coupon.

To Submit Your Work

Submit online here.

To Submit by U.S. Mail, Address submissions to:

The Editors [Indicate Genre]
The Florida Review Department of English
University of Central Florida
PO Box 161346
Orlando, FL 32816-1346

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