SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!
Submissions for the 2021-2022 school year are now open.
Blackbird Review Submission Policy
The Blackbird Review print edition is published twice a year, but the online magazine publishes new pieces on a rolling basis. Submissions are accepted year round from members of the Clayton A. Bouton High School and Voorheesville Middle School community. Being a journal of student work, only current students may submit work. The specifics and submission dates are listed below.
All work is to be submitted to the editorial staff electronically as an attachment in Word format or shared Google Doc. Photographs and/or fine art must be in JPEG, PNG, or GIF format, and must be ready for publication.
Fiction: all genres welcome. Please submit one story at a time, and limit stories to under ten typed pages. No gratuitous violence or material not suited for a school sponsored publication, please.
Poetry: all genres welcome. Please submit up to five poems per acceptance period, and limit poems to two typed pages. See the Fiction section for the disclaimer on objectionable material.
Essay: Personal essay and memoir welcome, as well as academic writing for class. Please submit one essay at a time, and limit essays to under ten typed pages.
Reviews: all types of reviews are welcome. Please submit one review at a time, and limit pieces to under ten typed pages. Book, movie, music, and media (television, website, etc.) are accepted. If questions, please query us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photography: Black and white photographs are preferred, but color versions are fine. Please submit up to five photographs at a time. Photos should be saved at 300 dpi resolution and submitted in original size.
Art Work: must be submitted in print ready format. Please submit up to five photographs per acceptance period. Art pieces 8×10 or smaller must be scanned at 300 dpi. Pieces larger than 8×10 must be scanned or photographed.