Reading Period for each issue are as follows:

April 30 edition: January 1-February28

August 31st edition: May 1- June 30

December 31st edition: September 1 – October 30.

We are now accepting original (unpublished) works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, and art. If you would like to submit something that does not fall into one of these categories, but you feel is right for this publication, pick the closest one and include a note explaining your artistic intent or contact us with more information. These guidelines are loose estimations for you to follow. More important is the integrity of the storytelling, regardless of the artistic format, word length, or genre.

Previously published works will not be considered. If your work is selected by us, rights will revert to author after publication in Lucid Eye Review; subsequent publishers should credit us for first appearance.

You may submit multiple selections, but please submit them in a separate documents.

Please include a short biographical statement with your submission in the cover letter box provided.

We do accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify Lucid Eye Review immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere via email ( or submishmash.
Fiction writers may submit up to two pieces. We prefer fiction submissions to be kept down to 8,000 words. Shorter works and flash fiction are welcome. Please double space and number pages.

Send each story in separate files. File name should follow this format: Fiction-Last Name-Title
Poets may submit up to five poems. 90 lines maximum. Free verse, formal verse, sonnet, sestina and anything in between ... pick your five favorites and send them our way!

Send each poem in separate files. File name should follow this format: Poetry-Last Name-Title
Nonfiction writers may submit up to two pieces, 5,000 words maximum per piece. For non-fiction, we are looking for interviews, personal essays, and creative or scholarly essays. If you would like to submit a query for a review or interview, please contact us at

Please double space and number pages.

Send each piece in separate files. File name should follow this format: Nonfiction-Last Name-Title
While art of all shapes, orientations, and aspect ratios will be considered, we encourage you to bear our specifications in mind when selecting images to submit.

Image resolution should be 300 dpi or greater. We reserve the right to crop, edit, or otherwise modify art submissions to meet our site’s specifications.

You may submit up to five pieces of artwork within a reading period. When submitting artwork, we request that you caption the artwork with a title, if available, and the medium in which you worked. We can only literally publish virtual art, that is, art that is transferable to an online format. If you wish to submit a painting or a sculpture, you are welcome to send a photo of the piece. Artful photographs are also welcome.