Black Bear Review Submission Guidelines
Black Bear Review publishes continually online in the Fall and Winter. Our yearly print edition is published in the Spring. We are currently accepting submissions from Selkirk College students, Alumni, and Kootenay writers. Work can be submitted to the following categories:
• Art (visual and performance art)
Submissions are accepted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the category to which you are submitting in the subject line. Applicants may submit in more than one category, but separate emails must be sent with the appropriate subject line to reflect the submission category. We strongly prefer literary submissions be sent as a Microsoft Word Document, but will also accept Google Docs. Please include a brief bio with your submission (maximum 150 words).
Fiction Submission Guidelines
One longer story or two shorter stories totaling no more than 5,000 will be accepted. Please include your name in the header on each page and number your pages. Submissions must be sent in Times New Roman, 12-point font and 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 in the header on each page and number your pages. Submissions must be sent in Times New Roman, 12-point font and double-spaced.
Poetry Submission Guidelines
2-5 poems of any genre (narrative, lyric, experimental, etc.) will be accepted. Poetry submissions should be sent in Times New Roman font, 12-point size, single-spaced, pages numbered, and include the name of the poet in the header.
Art Submission Guidelines
Any type of art will be considered, whether it be visual, digital, or photography. Images of art should be high resolution ( a minimum of 2400px wide and 300 dpi) and submitted as either in JPEG or PNG format. 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!