Submission Guidelines

MoonPark Review is an online literary journal devoted to publishing compelling, imaginative short prose that breaks our hearts, haunts us, makes us laugh, or gives us hope. We love flash fiction, prose poems, and hybrid forms.

Issue Two (Winter 2018) is now full and will appear in December. We’re currently reading for Issue Three, Spring 2018.

One of us loves cerebral stuff. The other loves speculative stuff. Both of us love poetic micros, dark and twisty tales, and queer themes. If your submission compels us to read it aloud to each other, you’re golden.

If you send us a story with a happy ending, make us believe it.

750 word maximum.

Email original, previously unpublished submissions to moonparkreview [at] gmail [dot] com. Paste your submission into the body of the email (no attachments, please). Please submit one piece at a time. If you’re submitting individual micros (less than 200 words each), you may send up to three in one submission. Please include a short bio with your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know when a piece is no longer available.

MoonPark Review acquires First North American Serial Rights. Copyright reverts to author upon publication. MoonPark Review would, of course, appreciate acknowledgment as original publisher.

To get a sense of our aesthetic, read our First Issue!

You could also check out our interview at Six Questions For…

Additionally, here is a sampling of fine prose pieces we admire very, very much:

“The Family Myths” by Nicholas Cook in Unbroken Journal

“I Have Not Pushed Back My Cuticles With An Orange Stick Since the Nixon Administration” by Kathy Fish in Monkey Bicycle

“Put Your Hands Together” by Thomas Kearnes in WordRiot

“Homonyms” by Kieran Mundy in Hobart

“Why We Never Talk About Sugar” by Aubrey Hirsch in Vestal Review

“Epistemology” by Joseph Young in Smokelong Quarterly

“Salisbury Beach Pizza Time Machine” by Georgia Bellas in Wigleaf

“Coyote” by Ryan Ridge in Cheap Pop