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Note: if your work has been published in Colorado Review, wait two years before submitting again.

We consider short fiction and personal essays with contemporary themes (no genre fiction or literary criticism). There is no specific word or page count; generally, however, Colorado Review prefers short stories and essays that are somewhere between 15 and 25 manuscript pages. Please submit one story or essay at a time.

This market charges fees to submit.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Submissions Window - Aug 1, 2020 thru Apr 30, 2021 (Ends 17 days from now)

Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
3750 to 6250 words
3 cents/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes

Market Response Data
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This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 21 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 9 | Average: 35.85 | Median: 30 | Max: 88
100.00% - avg 35 days (4.76% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

1 pending responses (42 min | 42 average | 42 median | 42 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.

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Listing added: 22 January 2013

Last officially checked: 20 October 2020

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