Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is now accepting submissions for the Fall 2017 publication. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. The call for submissions will end August 31.

Our purpose is to promote “alternative work” from both art and literature, and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications. In each issue, we offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and book reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative. For us, alternative is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude.


Organization/Company: The Matador Review
Location: International
Deadline: August 31, 2017
How to Apply: Send all submissions to

- Works of literature should be attached to the email as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. We will not consider submissions that are not within these file formats.
- We suggest that submissions be formatted with 12 pt. Times New Roman type.

Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction: We accept all work that is under 10,000 words. Please submit only one piece per submission.
Flash Fiction Guidelines: For fiction that is under 1,000 words, you may submit up to three pieces. Please include all pieces within one document.
Poetry Guidelines: Please submit 1-6 poems within one document.

- Works of visual art should be attached to the email as a .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, or .pdf file. If the work cannot be attached as so, then we cannot consider the submission.
- We accept most forms of visual art; this includes, but is not limited to: photography, illustration, animation, sculpture, painting, ceramics, and drawing.
- We understand that some art, such as architecture and crafts, is not easy to present in a digital format. For these, we request that you submit up to 3 high-resolution photos of your work in the way you would want them to be presented.
Each artist can submit up to five pieces of visual art for consideration. Each piece can include up to 3 high-resolution images of the work if it is not 2-dimensional.