Bear Review is an online journal of poetry, short fiction and essays. We only accept unpublished work and we acquire first rights. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if the work is accepted elsewhere. 

We accept submissions on a rolling basis through our submissions manager.

  •  Attach submissions as a single .pdf or .docx document.
  •  Include a brief note and/or bio (200 words maximum) with your submission.
  •  Please send no more than three to five poems, one to two pieces of short fiction, or one essay per submission.
  •  We will do our best to respond in a timely manner (two to four months).

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Why we now charge for submissions:

We are a group of friends who devote our precious off hours to this journal. We receive no support from grants or institutions, and every cent we raise here offsets the costs associated with our website and the use of Submittable. Any leftover funds will go to an annual Editors' Prize, for which all writers we publish will be considered.

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Thank you for trusting us with your work. We look forward to reading it soon.

$3.00
$3.00

We only accept unpublished work, and we acquire first rights. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if the work is accepted elsewhere.

  •  Attach submissions as a single .pdf or .docx.
  •   Include a brief note and/or bio (200 words maximum) with your submission in the "Cover Letter" box.
  •   Please send no more than three to five poems (each on a separate page).
  •   We will do our best to respond in a timely manner (two to four months).

We only accept unpublished work, and we acquire first rights. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if the work is accepted elsewhere. 

  •  Attach submissions as a single .pdf or .docx.
  •   Include a brief note and/or bio (200 words maximum) with your submission.
  •   Please send no more than one to three pieces of short fiction (500 words max).
$3.00
$3.00

 We only accept unpublished work, and we acquire first rights. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if the work is accepted elsewhere. 

  • Attach submissions as a single .pdf or .docx.
  •  Include a brief note and/or bio (200 words maximum) with your submission.
  •  Please send no more than one to three micro essays (500 words max).

We only accept unpublished work, and we acquire first rights. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if the work is accepted elsewhere. 

  • Attach submissions as a .jpg, jpeg, .tif or .png.
  • Include a brief note and/or bio (200 words maximum) with your submission.
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