the big Ugly Review
The Big Ugly Review is currently on hiatus and not accepting new submissions. In the meantime, please enjoy the Fight or Flight issue, or browse through our archives. Sign up to our mailing list if you'd like to receive a note when new themes and deadlines are announced. -- Editors
Please read the submission guidelines carefully! Submissions
that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be considered.
The theme for Issue #8 is The Stolen Issue. All submission must somehow relate to the
The submission deadline is May 1, 2010. Responses will be sent
four to eight weeks after the close of submissions. Note that we accept
simultaneous submissions, so feel free to send your work out elsewhere
while you are waiting to hear from us. Please let us know if it is accepted
elsewhere. Original, unpublished material is preferred, but reprints
will be considered if author has the rights. The Big Ugly Review is
currently a non-paying market.
You can enter via email or via US Mail.
To Enter Online
Fiction submissions: email@example.com
Non-fiction submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry submissions: email@example.com
Photo-essay submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Music submissions: email@example.com
Film submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put the word "Submission" in your
email header, along with your last name and the title of your piece.
(Example: Submission, Stangwich, "Who Let the Dogs Out... of My
To Enter Via US Mail
The Big Ugly Review 490 Second Street Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94107
All submission must relate to the theme of The Stolen Issue.
Short Story: Up to 5,000 words
Flash Fiction: Up to 2,000 words
"And So It Begins" Contest: Up to 500 words, beginning with the following
first sentence: "We were robbed."
Creative Nonfiction: Up to 5,000 words
Poetry: Poems of any length and form.
Photo-Essay: A series of up to ten photographs with
captions of any length. (Note that photos must have captions - that's
the "essay" part of the photo-essay. Please no photos without captions.)
Send photos as a jpeg or similar attachment. Send captions as a Microsoft
Word or Word-readable attachment. Collaborations between photographers
and writers are welcome.
Music: Send us your original song in any genre. Send
as an mp3 attachment, direct us to your song on the web, or mail us
a CD. Please include the lyrics.
Film: Submit films of five minutes or less. Send us
your DVD to the address above or direct us to your film on the web.
We cannot return your work, so please don't send us your only copy,
and please don't include an SASE for return.