Tip Jar Submissions: Tip Jar Submissions are offered for a small fee of $7. These submissions will not be given deference over others, however, if rejected your submission will receive up to 250 words of feedback on why the piece was not the right fit for us as well as some general criticism and comments on its strengths and weaknesses.
*If you wish to place a tip jar submission please follow the submission guidelines below. Once at our Submittable portal, please select The Sonder Review Tip Jar Sumission - Short Fiction/Creative Nonfiction option.*
We want more than a simple narrative, more than recounting of events; we want prose which provokes and stirs us, which forces us to pause and take note. Pieces delicately and thoughtfully constructed. We are looking for language driven writing crafted with a precise hand; lines so lovely we find ourselves saying them aloud. Give us language to unpackage, deft words and ringing voices. We want the everyday events, the quiet moments: the profound pulse of human experience. We want the peculiar, the off-angles and edges; the distinctive writing and unique voices which drive us.
For a more expansive sense of what we are looking for, please peruse our back issues and blog.
You may submit up to two original and previously unpublished works of creative nonfiction per submission. Each work of short fiction should be no more than 5,000 words in length. Please include an author’s biography of up to 100 words with each entry. We do accept simultaneous submissions but ask to be notified immediately if the work you’ve submitted has been accepted elsewhere.
Please submit only .doc and .docx.
The Sonder Review acquires First North American Serial Rights for each piece of short fiction accepted for publication, after which all copyrights revert back to the author. We do ask to be acknowledged in any future re-printings or publications.
Each author whose work is selected to appear in The Sonder Review will receive one complimentary printed copy of the issue in which their work appears.