Still image from the film, Roman Buildings, directed by Brian Philip Katz and filmed by Ethan Mass.

From May 15, 2017 to June 30, 2017 Flatbush Review will be open for submissions for our third issue, “Elsewhere.” We are looking for work that both moves and humors us. We are open to everything from traditional pieces to writing that is fresh, unique, and boundary pushing. Most importantly, however, we are looking for skilled and natural work. If you want to know what we like, peruse our previous issues.

Check out the submission requirements below and email your work to in a single Word attachment.  

Submission Guidelines

While we are open to all types of content and style, we have some criteria for how to submit your work. Please make this process easier on us and consider these requirements before sending anything. [There have been changes since our previous submission call.] 

1. MS Word & Email: Send submissions as a single Microsoft Word doc to Please, no zip files, no Notepad, no Googledocs, no work copy and pasted in email. In the body of your email, we would like a brief outline of what you are submitting and your name.


     Dear Editors,

     Attached are 3 poems: 
     1. [Title]
     2. [Title] 
     3. [Title]
     Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                  Jane Smith

2. Other than your email address and required information (above) in the body of your email, no other additional identifying information is needed. In order to protect the integrity of our reading process, it is essential that your work does not have any personal labels. This means and includes: no cover page, no bio, no title with any identifying features. While we care about you very much, we purely want to enjoy the work you send to us. If we feel your work is right for Flatbush Review, we will request your bio at that time. 

3. Poetry: Send up to five [5] poems, each no longer than one [1] page. [If longer, please query first.]

4. Prose: Send one [1] piece with a maximum of 2,000 words. [If longer, please query first.]

5. Visual art: Files should be submitted in jpeg format. For the time being, all photos should be black and white or, if accepted, will be converted to black and white. Send no more than five [5] images.

6. Please note, we are open to previously published work; however, you must tell us in the body of the email when and where it was first published. 

7. Send us work only once during our open call. If you send us work more than once, anything received after the first email will not be reviewed.

8. It is essential to edit your work before submitting. In regards to punctuation, grammar, and format, all decisions should be intentional and stylistic. 

Our Goals

1. The editors are going to aim to provide responses as quickly as possible; however, in doing so, responses for authors may come through at varying times. If you have not heard from us by October, certainly something has gone astray. Feel free to send us an inquiry at that time.

2. Due to previous commitments in August, there is likely to be a brief lull in communication from us.

3. The anticipated release time for Issue 3, “Elsewhere,” is early Winter 2017.

4. If we like your work for publication but we feel like it needs some "workshopping" before we are comfortable publishing it on our site, we may invite you to work with one of our editors. While this may be unconventional, this gives our authors and our editors an opportunity to engage in a dialogue of ideas and strategies.