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For poetry, please submit no more than five poems, or ten pages, at one time. Send poems grouped in one file, not individually. Include the titles of all of these poems in the submission title field.

For prose, please submit only one piece at a time. We accept both fiction and creative nonfiction. We prefer shorter pieces (under 2,500 words), but we have been known to publish longer work occasionally, as well as flash fiction.

For translations, please follow the length guidelines for either poetry or prose, accordingly. We require that you obtain signed permission from the proper rights-holder to publish your piece(s) of translated work before submitting to Sakura Review.


Only previously unpublished work will be considered, including work that appears on blogs. We accept simultaneous submissions. Please do not send multiple submissions.

There is no need to include identifying information or a cover letter inside the submission file. You may use the Submittable cover letter field for those items and a bio.

Submit no more than five poems, or ten pages, at one time. Send poems grouped in one file, not individually. Include the titles of each of your poems in the submission title field.


Please do not include identifying information, like your name and address or cover letter, inside the submission file itself; keep that to the separate Submittable fields.


Responses take six months on average. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are fine (but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else by withdrawing it or adding a note within the submissions manager). Please do not send multiple submissions; re-submit only after receiving a decision from us about your work. 


Please submit only one manuscript at a time. We prefer shorter pieces (under 2,500 words), but we have been known to publish longer work occasionally. Do not include identifying information, like your name and address or cover letter, inside the submission file itself; keep that to the separate Submittable fields.


Responses take six months on average. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are fine (but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else by withdrawing it or adding a note within the submissions manager). Please do not send multiple submissions; re-submit only after receiving a decision from us about your work. 

Please follow the length guidelines for either poetry (5 poems/10 pages) or prose (2,500 words), accordingly. We require that you obtain signed permission from the proper rights-holder, to publish your piece(s) of translated work before submitting to Sakura Review.


Do not include identifying information, like your name and address or cover letter, inside the submission file itself; keep that to the separate Submittable fields. Include a bio for yourself as well as a bio for the original author.


Responses take six months on average. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are fine (but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else by withdrawing it or adding a note within the submissions manager). Please do not send multiple submissions; re-submit only after receiving a decision from us about your work. 

Submitting through this Tip Jar category is a voluntary way to send us a little bit of love and appreciation money-wise (it won't affect our consideration of your work, however). Our tips will go to print runs, readings, conferences, and--ideally, in the future--to a contest prize fund in which we put money back in the hands of our contributors. Thank you!


Submit no more than five poems, or ten pages, at one time. Send poems grouped in one file, not individually. Include the titles of each of your poems in the submission title field.


Please do not include identifying information, like your name and address or cover letter, inside the submission file itself; keep that to the separate Submittable fields.


Responses take six months on average. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are fine (but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else by withdrawing it or adding a note within the submissions manager). Please do not send multiple submissions; re-submit only after receiving a decision from us about your work. 

Submitting through this Tip Jar category is a voluntary way to send us a little bit of love and appreciation money-wise (it won't affect our consideration of your work, however). Our tips will go to print runs, readings, conferences, and--ideally, in the future--to a contest prize fund in which we put money back in the hands of our contributors. Thank you!


Please submit only one manuscript at a time. We prefer shorter pieces (under 2,500 words), but we have been known to publish longer work occasionally. Do not include identifying information, like your name and address or cover letter, inside the submission file itself; keep that to the separate Submittable fields.


Responses take six months on average. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are fine (but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else by withdrawing it or adding a note within the submissions manager). Please do not send multiple submissions; re-submit only after receiving a decision from us about your work. 

Submitting through this Tip Jar category is a voluntary way to send us a little bit of love and appreciation money-wise (it won't affect our consideration of your work, however). Our tips will go to print runs, readings, conferences, and--ideally, in the future--to a contest prize fund in which we put money back in the hands of our contributors. Thank you!


Please follow the length guidelines for either poetry (5 poems/10 pages) or prose (2,500 words), accordingly. We require that you obtain signed permission from the proper rights-holder, to publish your piece(s) of translated work before submitting to Sakura Review.


Do not include identifying information, like your name and address or cover letter, inside the submission file itself; keep that to the separate Submittable fields. Include a bio for yourself as well as a bio for the original author.


Responses take six months on average. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are fine (but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else by withdrawing it or adding a note within the submissions manager). Please do not send multiple submissions; re-submit only after receiving a decision from us about your work. 

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