We welcome unsolicited submissions from July 1 to October 1, 2020. We look forward to considering your work!

See genre guidelines below for specific info. All submissions must be previously unpublished.


Accessibility note: if Submittable is not accessible to you, please contact the appropriate genre editor via email for accommodation instructions.

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Upload general poetry submissions here. 

A diverse team of readers and our editorial board evaluate each poem, which means we do not have a particular aesthetic other than quality. 

Please no more than 5 poems as a single submission. Please submit only once per reading period. 

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere. 

If you wish to withdraw only a particular piece from a submission of multiple poems, please ADD A NOTE via Submittable. Do not email the editors about withdrawing individual poems from a group.

Students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin cannot submit. If we have published your work, please wait a full issue cycle before submitting again (2 years).

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Upload general fiction submissions here.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere. Please submit only once per reading period. 

Limit 6,000 words.

Students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin cannot submit. If we have published your work, please wait a full issue cycle before submitting again (2 years).

Upload creative nonfiction submissions here.

We are looking for creative nonfiction that pushes the boundaries of its form. We are here for your experiments in reportage, lyric essay, auto-theory, poetics, polemics, manifesto, memoir, and cultural criticism. In general, we dislike the term “personal essay,” but we can be convinced. Underrepresented or marginalized voices are especially encouraged to submit.

Please keep submissions under 6,000 words. Please submit only once per reading period. Simultaneous submissions encouraged. Please withdraw your piece should it be accepted elsewhere.

Students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin cannot submit. If we have published your work, please wait a full issue cycle before submitting again (2 years).

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Bat City features a wide variety of work by visual artists of all kinds in its pages. 

Please upload visual art submissions here. 

The artwork featured in the Bat City Review is held to the same standards as the literary works it publishes. We are receptive to art submissions of all kinds, inclusive of drawing, painting, photography, digital works, and documentation of sculpture and performance. We welcome anything that can be represented well in our print publication or on our website.

Editors may elect to publish accepted visual submissions either online or in our print issue, or both. 

Accepted file formats include: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, jpeg, mp4, tif, tiff, png, mov, avi.

If the file type you need is not available, please contact the Art Editor for assistance, or upload a .jpg photo or .pdf with a SAMPLE OF THE WORK. Specify the nature of the submission in your cover letter. The editors will review your sample and contact you if they wish to see more.

If you have further questions, contact our Art Editor at art@batcityreview.com

Students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin cannot submit. If we have published your work, please wait a full issue cycle before submitting again (2 years).

POETRY
Julie Hanson * Ruth Madievsky * Robert Lynn * Louise Akers * Amy Lawless * Gabriella R. Tallmadge * George David Clark * Armen Davoudian * Jake Byrne * Yerra Sugarman * Kristen Steenbeeke * Kirstin Allio * Isabel Duarte-Gray * Charlie Clark
 

TRANSLATION
Li Bai translated by Yun Wang * Marlon Hacla translated by Kristine Ong Muslim * Matilde Campilho translated by Hugo Dos Santos


FICTION
Adam Roux * Nickalus Rupert * Alexandra Gauss * Anitha Ahmed * Lee Matalone * Kell Connor

NONFICTION
Aimee Sun Kwon * Dina Peone * Daniel Garcia * Megan Goss * Raksha Vasudevan * Jen Schneider

ART
Honour Mack * Mirjam Frosth * Aineki Traverso * Helice Wen * Brendan Shea * Lawrence Sumulong * Susanna Koetter * Katilin Chan * Amy Guidry * Eva Claycomb


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POETRY

Eric Tyler Benick * Joe Betz * Shevan Brannigan * Joshua Gottlieb-Miller * Helen Hofling * Jiaqi Kang * Lisa Low * Maggie Millner * Matt Mitchell * Katharine Rauk * Kirk Schlueter * Sean Shearer * Lisa Summe * Sara Truuvert



FICTION


Stephanie Mullings * Sara Daniele Rivera * Annie Vitalsey




NONFICTION

Liz Abeling * Alfredo Aguilar * Jehanne Dubrow * Frenci Nguyen * Ross Showalter *



ART

Roger Camp * Antoine Chesnais * Dahlia Elsayed * GLA4 * Joshua Maps Glover * Vanessa Holyoak * Sophie Hur * Mayah Lovell * Nora Claire Miller * Jonathan Pivovar * Alanna Reeves * Olly Swyers * Bronwyn Walls * Eliza Wapner * Rodell Warner * Tanya Zal





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We're offering a BUNDLE of issue 17 and last year's issue 16, for a discounted sale price of $15.00! You'll also receive a custom pin made from the art of our latest issue.


Issue 17 Contributors:

POETRY
Eric Tyler Benick * Joe Betz * Shevan Brannigan * Joshua Gottlieb-Miller * Helen Hofling * Jiaqi Kang * Lisa Low * Maggie Millner * Matt Mitchell * Katharine Rauk * Kirk Schlueter * Sean Shearer * Lisa Summe * Sara Truuvert

FICTION
Stephanie Mullings * Sara Daniele Rivera * Annie Vitalsey

NONFICTION
Liz Abeling * Alfredo Aguilar * Jehanne Dubrow * Frenci Nguyen * Ross Showalter *

ART
Roger Camp * Antoine Chesnais * Dahlia Elsayed * GLA4 * Joshua Maps Glover * Vanessa Holyoak * Sophie Hur * Mayah Lovell * Nora Claire Miller * Jonathan Pivovar * Alanna Reeves * Olly Swyers * Bronwyn Walls * Eliza Wapner * Rodell Warner * Tanya Zal

 

Issue 16 Contributors:

POETRY

Julie Hanson * Ruth Madievsky * Robert Lynn * Louise Akers * Amy Lawless * Gabriella R. Tallmadge * George David Clark * Armen Davoudian * Jake Byrne * Yerra Sugarman * Kristen Steenbeeke * Kirstin Allio * Isabel Duarte-Gray * Charlie Clark

TRANSLATION

Li Bai translated by Yun Wang * Marlon Hacla translated by Kristine Ong Muslim * Matilde Campilho translated by Hugo Dos Santos

FICTION

Adam Roux * Nickalus Rupert * Alexandra Gauss * Anitha Ahmed * Lee Matalone * Kell Connor    

NONFICTION

Aimee Sun Kwon * Dina Peone * Daniel Garcia * Megan Goss * Raksha Vasudevan * Jen Schneider    

ART

Honour Mack * Mirjam Frosth * Aineki Traverso * Helice Wen * Brendan Shea * Lawrence Sumulong * Susanna Koetter * Katilin Chan * Amy Guidry * Eva Claycomb

Available issues:

Issue 15 (Spring 2019)

Issue 14 (Spring 2018)

Issue 13 (Spring 2017) 

For info on recent issues, go to http://www.batcityreview.org/ and click "ISSUES."


ALSO AVAILABLE:  Issues 1 through 10. 

For descriptions of past issues, visit http://www.batcityreview.org/past-issues/ 


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