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Black Bear Review Submission Guidelines

Black Bear Review publishes online issues twice a year (Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer). We are currently accepting submissions from Selkirk College and College of the Rockies students. Work can be submitted to the following categories:
• Fiction
• Non-Fiction
• Poetry
• Art (visual and performance art)
Submissions are accepted electronically at blackbearreview@gmail.com. Please indicate the category to which you are submitting in the subject line. Students may submit in more than one category, but separate emails must be sent with the appropriate subject line to reflect the submission category.
Fiction Submission Guidelines
One longer story or two shorter stories totalling no more than 5,000 will be accepted. Please include your name as a header on each page and number your pages. Submissions must be double-spaced.

Non-Fiction Submission Guidelines
The following types of work fall into this category: personal essays, memoir, cultural criticism, book reviews, investigative journalism, or any true story that is told creatively. Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words. Please include your name as a header on each page and number your pages. Submissions must be double-spaced.

Poetry Submission Guidelines
2-5 poems of any genre (narrative, lyric, experimental, etc.) will be accepted. Poetry submissions should be single spaced, numbered, and include the name of the author as a header.

Art Submission Guidelines
Any type of tasteful art will be considered, whether it be visual or digital. Images of art should be high resolution. If you are submitting performance art, the easiest way is to upload your video to YouTube and send us the link. Otherwise, compressed files work fine.

We look forward to your submissions! The next reading period will begin in February 2017 with an estimated publication date of April 2017.