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 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 15 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
14 min | 40.93 mean avg | 38 median | 86 max days
6.66% - avg 47 days
93.33% - avg 40 days(0.00% of rejections are personal)
2 pending responses (6 min | 17 mean avg | 17 median | 28 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.