Our reading period is officially open for the 25th issue of Flint Hills Review!

We read annually from November 1 - March 31. Submissions recieved outside of that time will still be logged, and will be read during our next reading period.

FHR does accept simultaneous submissions; however as a courtesy, please notify us at once if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Include a short, 3rd-person bio (approx. 75-100 words) with all submissions.

You may submit work of more than one type, for example several poems and a flash fiction piece, but please follow the guidelines for each genre below:

      • Poems

Send no more than six poems​

      • Short Stories

Send no more than three flash fiction stories (1-3 pages), or one short story (7-25 pages).

      • Short Plays

Send one play ten minutes in length or shorter

      • Creative Nonfiction

We accept both flash essays (1-3 pages) and traditional length essays (5-25 pages). Please send only one essay.

      • Artwork & Photos

Send 1-10 works. Please note: only cover images will be printed in color. Internal images will be printed in greyscale on normal, matte, made-for-print paper.



Send electronic submissions as attachments to

  • Poetry and prose submissions should be in .doc or .docx format.

  • ​Attach art and photos as individual .pdf or .jpg files. High resolution images (300 dpi) are preferred.

By Post:

Flint Hills Review

Box 4019

Emporia State University

1 Kellogg Circle

Emporia, KS 66801

Please include an email address for notification. Manuscripts will not be returned unless accompanies by a SASE. If your piece(s) is selected you will be asked to send us a digital file.