Saguaro Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Saguaro Review accepts only previously unpublished work and is delighted to review simultaneous submissions. However, we ask that you immediately notify us should your work be accepted elsewhere. We publish online THREE times per year, on:

  • November 1
  • April 1
  • July 1

Poetry and Fiction

Submissions are open all year long.

Fee: $3.50

Please submit your work via our submission manager. Submissions sent via e-mail will not be accepted.

We receive an incredibly large number of submissions. Our submission guidelines are set up to help aid our editorial process. Additionally, we charge a reading fee of $3.50 for general submissions to help keep Saguaro Review operational and to be fully accessible to our readers. Please follow the instructions below to enter your submission or your manuscript will be automatically withdrawn:

For poetry and fiction, please use .pdf, .doc or .docx file formats. Submissions in other formats will not be accepted.

Submit up to 3,000 words of prose or 3 poems per reading period. Please do not exceed the submission limits. 

Please use 12pt Times New Roman font.

For poems, submit up to 3 poems in a single document with each poem starting on a new page.

If you have multiple short pieces for prose, please include them in one document with the word count for each piece at the top of the respective piece’s opening page.

Visual Art

Submissions are open all year long.

​Saguaro Review is seeking visual art. We accept illustrations, paintings, and photography. We are looking for great cover art (and supplemental work) that will be featured as the look of the issue. Send us your best:

Digital Compositions


​Hand-drawn illustration


You may submit between one and ten images per entry.

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