Call for Submissions

NO FEE Submission call + interview – Matador Review, DEADLINE: Nov. 30, 2017

Matador Review is a fabulously designed online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, Illinois. They publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art and are currently open for submissions of all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art.

I wondered how and why this lit mag came to be, so I asked editor JT Lachausse and he kindly replied. See my interview with Lachausse and submission guidelines below.

HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about The Matador Review.

LACHAUSSE: The Matador Review is an alternative art and literature quarterly. We are based in Chicago, and our most recent issue was published on October 1, 2017.

HOPKINSON: What gave you the idea to start an online lit mag?

LACHAUSSE: We’ve been involved in literature communities for a while, and after a few years, we began wondering what our own project would look like. We believed-and continue to believe-that we could offer a fresh and exciting platform for creators to share their work. Why is it online? Obviously, it's more affordable, but more than that, it's easily accessible for readers, writers, and artists.

HOPKINSON: What type of work are you looking for?

LACHAUSSE: We seek fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We're interested in provocative literature and artwork--something that sets off alarms in a productive and riveting way.

HOPKINSON: What are some of your favorite journals?

LACHAUSSE: We’re big fans of PANK and Bat City Review.

HOPKINSON: What do you wish you’d see submitted, but never comes in?

LACHAUSSE: I’d be interested to see more genre fiction, nonfiction stories from beyond North America, and poetry that isn’t free verse. Regarding art, our art editor is always looking for great photography and sculpture.

HOPKINSON: Where can poets send their submissions?

LACHAUSSE: Poets can send submissions to our email, We request that the subject line of the email reads as "Submission: Name, Title" (for example, "Submission: Jane Smith 5 poems").

HOPKINSON: If someone has a question, how can they contact you?

LACHAUSSE: can also be used for any questions or concerns. We can also be contacted via Twitter and Facebook, both under the name @matadorreview.

Click here to read submission guidelines.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2017 



FORMS: poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art

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  1. My name is Teresa Bellamy Walker.
    I’ve written an I an anthology for children called “Momma Teresa’s Nurturing Rhymes 21st Century Momma Goose”.
    I have published poems and stories that are on and am interested in getting my anthology published, but needs artistic work for it.
    I have stories and poems published in anthologies of other authors.
    I would love to share my work with you but would like you to review my poems and stories first to see if you like what I write. You can locate my poems and stories at:

    Thank you,
    Teresa M Walker

    P.S. I have been told by several authors the children’s story/poem should be a book for children to look at and read called “Girdy the Witch”.

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