We welcome your submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We are open to work by writers of all levels of experience. We do not accept genre work such as romance, sci-fi, fantasy, or horror. To learn more about our perspective on writing and the qualities we seek, please click here.

Terra Preta Review is published online quarterly, starting in June 2013. We consider submissions on a rolling basis, although themed issues will have deadlines for consideration of inclusion within that theme. Please see below for a list of themes and deadlines.

We accept submissions through The cost is $5 for five poems (up to 2500 words total), or one work of short fiction (up to 2500 words), or a work of creative nonfiction (up to 2500 words). You may submit as many pieces as you like, with the appropriate payment accompanying each item. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, with immediate notification if your work is accepted elsewhere; please note that we do not issue refunds.

Accepted work will be published online at and featured on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Upcoming themes:

– earth – June 2013. Deadline for submissions: April 20, 2013.

– no theme – September 2013.

– archaeology – December 2013. Deadline for submissions: October 20, 2013.

– no theme – March 2014.

– geology – June 2014. Deadline for submissions: April 20, 2014.

– no theme – September 2014.

Thanks for your interest in submitting to Terra Preta Review! Please remember that we ONLY accept submissions through If you have questions, please email us:

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Creative nonfiction:


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