Submit your work: Santa Ana River Review, Saints & Sinners

The Santa Ana River Review

The Santa Ana River Review, the graduate-student-run literary journal of the University of California, Riverside’s MFA program, is now open for submissions through the 15th of November! We are currently accepting submissions in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Visual Arts.

This year, we are also hosting a Dramatic Works Contest, with NO SUBMISSION FEE and a TOP PRIZE of $100! With this contest, we are looking for truly unique 10-minute works unhindered by the confines of a production budget or performance restrictions.
We hope you’ll take a look at our site,, and submit your best new work– we look forward to reading it!


Saints and Sinners Fiction Contest

We are happy to announce that the 2017 Saints and Sinners Fiction Contest is now accepting submissions.

Entry fee is $20.

Please see below for further information, and please consider submitting to this contest!

Grand Prize: $500
Complementary registration to 2017 Saints and Sinners ($150 Value)
Publication in anthology New Fiction from the Festival (Bold Strokes Books)
Invitation to read at Book Launch Party on March 25, 2017.
Two runners-up will each receive $100
Top Finalists’ stories will also be included in New Fiction from the Festival
Submissions should be between 4,000-7,000 words.
Story should include LGBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.”
The contest is open to authors at all stages of their careers and to stories in all genres.
Only previously unpublished stories will be accepted.

Deadline: October 8, 2016

This year’s contest judge is Michael Thomas Ford, the Lambda award-winning author of many books including Lily, Suicide Notes, and Jane Bites Back.