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“is a haven in the vast and stormy online ocean. We bring together great writing and visual arts from islands all over the world, and provide a second home for islanders and island lovers everywhere. We publish new work each Monday and Friday, and Flotsam every other weekday.
The Island Review will accept unsolicited submissions of poetry and prose between 30th August 2013 and 31st October 2013. Visual art and photography will be accepted at any time. Please use our Submittable manager to send your work.
What do we want?
The editors of The Island Review are seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, photography and visual art from islanders everywhere, as well as from those whose work is influenced by islands or which explores ideas of islandness.
We’re looking for work that stands out from the crowd: work that is original, daring, witty, wise, radical, intelligent, illuminating or just plain excellent. If you think you fit into any (or all) of those categories, we want to hear from you.
Who can contribute?
Anyone who lives on an island; anyone whose work is about islands, set on an island or inspired by islands; anyone who doesn’t fit quite comfortably into one of these categories but who believes, nevertheless, that their work may be just right for us.
Please read this page to find out what we mean by the word ‘island’. But bear in mind, also, that we’re always willing to be persuaded.
So, while Australia may be a continental landmass rather than an island proper, if your work seeks somehow to highlight the islandness of that country, we’d probably want to take a look.
On the other hand, the island of Manhattan is probably less likely to interest us than, say, Ellis Island. But that doesn’t mean we won’t be interested.
If you think your work should be considered, tell us why.”