Thank you for your interest in contributing to cream city review. We are devoted to publishing memorable and energetic fiction, nonfiction, poetry, hybrid texts, and artwork which represent a broad range of creators with diverse, unique backgrounds. General submissions are accepted from August 1 to November 1 and from January 1 to April 1. Submissions are considered for issues one year in advance. Contributors are given a one-year subscription to ccr beginning with the issue in which their work appears. 

**Note: If you submitted through our previous submissions management system, we are in the process of reading your work, and will be in touch soon. **


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Ends on November 1, 2017
We prefer stories no longer than twenty pages, although we occasionally consider longer material. Flash fiction is also welcome. Submit no more than one story at a time. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please withdraw your piece here if it is accepted elsewhere.
Ends on November 1, 2017
No length restrictions. Please submit no more than five poems at a time. Include all poems in a single file (PDF preferred). We accept simultaneous submissions, but please leave us a note in Submittable indicating which poem(s) you are withdrawing if accepted elsewhere.
Ends on November 1, 2017
Please submit well-crafted creative nonfiction and personal essays, typically no more than twenty pages. We are interested in creative journalism, personal essays, travelogues, flash, and polemics. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your work here if it is accepted elsewhere.
Ends on November 1, 2017
We seek book reviews of any ccr-published genre and relevant author interviews. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your work here if it is accepted elsewhere.
Ends on November 1, 2017
Please submit book reviews of no more than ten pages. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your work here if it is accepted elsewhere.
Ends on May 7, 2018

We are looking for unpublished works that coordinate print and online components – for instance, poems or collage-works including QR codes, or other bi-modal mechanisms; riddles, puzzles, or cryptograms connected to unlockable material online; aleatory or generative texts with code exposed for manipulation; collaborative or socially mediated works with a print outcome; and (especially) any text that stretches the boundaries of print-digital hybridity.

Special Note: Given the hybridity and complexity of this genre, we may not be able to accept even meritorious submissions if we cannot provide appropriate resources and services to showcase the work. Some criteria to consider for submission: digital work will be accessible at creamcityreview.org; smallest possible file size without distorting the work is requested; color profile used is U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2; and the print journal size is standard digest size on 80lb. matte paper. (Please contact us for any format or medium-specific needs.

Art
Ends on November 1, 2017
Please submit up to three pieces of artwork for consideration, either black and white or color. We are interested in previously unpublished color and black-and-white artwork at this time for consideration as both cover art as well as art within the issue.