Submission Guidelines

Bat City Review is published annually. We accept and read submissions from June 1 to October 1, with responses sent primarily in late autumn.

We are interested in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction that experiments with language, form, and unconventional subject matter, as well as more traditional work. Our staff changes every year, and a team of readers and a large editorial board evaluate each submission. Therefore, we do not have a particular aesthetic. This interview with Kelly Luce, Editor-in-Chief for Issue 11, explains more about how we work.

POETRY
Please submit three to five poems.

FICTION
Please submit one story only.

NONFICTION
Send us your nonfiction, lyrical essays, interesting memoirs, and important interviews.

ART
Special arrangements can be made by contacting the editors directly. Please email art@batcityreview.com with a query.

CONTEST
Our Short Prose Contest opens February 1, 2017 and runs through March 15 (or the first 400 submissions). 

CONTACT

For partial withdrawals or specific issues, please contact the relevant editor:

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Nick Almeida, editor@batcityreview.com
MANAGING EDITOR, Katelin Kelly, managing@batcityreview.com
POETRY EDITOR, David Schaefer, poetry@batcityreview.com
FICTION EDITOR, F.T. Kola, fiction@batcityreview.com
MARKETING DIRECTOR, Olga Vilkotskaya, marketing@batcityreview.com
ART EDITOR, Laura Brown & Allison Myers, art@batcityreview.com

 


 

  • We only accept submissions through Submittable
  • Please remove all identifying information from the submission document itself.
  • Students of the University of Texas at Austin may not submit. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please email the relevant editor immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. 
  • Due to the volume of submissions, we ask that you submit no more than once per reading period.
  • Contributors receive two free copies of the issue in which their work appears. Individual rights revert to authors upon publication.