Rathalla Review strives to publish the finest fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art.  We accept submissions during our reading periods (Aug 1st through Oct 15th and January 1st through March 15th.) There is no reading fee. Check out the website (http://rathallareview.org/submit/) for our submissions guidelines. Once a work is accepted, changes or new drafts will not be accepted.

Please include a 100-word maximum author biography to be published alongside your work in the event of publication.

  We accept short stories or novel excerpts in varying lengths up to 4,500 words.  We look for fiction that features sharp writing, carefully crafted plots, and, above all, compelling characters. Novel excerpts should be able to stand alone as a complete work.


We accept essays or book excerpts in varying lengths up to 3,500 words. We look for nonfiction that features sharp writing and careful craft. Book excerpts should be able to stand alone as a complete work.

Up to three poems may be submitted simultaneously. Please upload multiple poems in separate documents.

Please indicate the titles in the title field.

Give the titles and line counts for all poems in the appropriate fields of the submission form.

We are looking for pieces up to, but not exceeding, 999 words. We want sharp pieces that display smart, poignant word choices and establish the most complete idea within the limited space. Please include word count in the document. You may submit up to three (3) flash pieces for consideration. Please send all in separate documents.

Submissions for the Art category.  You may submit up to 10 pieces.

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