Thank you for your interest in Inlandia!        

  • Submissions to Inlandia: A Literary Journey, Inlandia's online literary journal. We publish two issues per year: Fall is an open issue for all submitters. Spring is an all-teen issue guest-edited and featuring exclusively work by teens. 
  • Writing from Inlandia, the annual anthology of creative work produced by the Inlandia Creative Writing Workshops.
  •  Inlandia Books - Literary and Community for book manuscripts. (Closed to submissions until 2024 unless previously invited to revise and resubmit.)
  •  The Hillary Gravendyk Prize (Opens February 1 and closes April 30 annually.)
  •  The Eliud Martínez Prize (Opens November 1 and closes January 31 annually.)

And other projects as they come up. 

Each category has a separate review period & guidelines. If you do not see it as an open category below, then it is currently closed. Please check back. Before submitting, please be familiar with the guidelines. 

By your submission you are acknowledging that you have read through our guidelines carefully and agree to all terms.


​​The Eliud Martínez Prize was established to honor the memory of Eliud Martínez (1935–2020), artist, novelist, and professor emeritus of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. One prize of $1,000 and book publication through Inlandia Books will be awarded for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction by a writer who identifies as Hispanic, Latino/a/x, or Chicana/o/x.

Our literary expression occupies a place within our American national literature, and among the literatures of the world.

—Eliud Martinez


  • Submissions accepted only from writers who identify as Hispanic, Latino/a/e/x, or Chicana/o/x.
  • Manuscripts can be fiction or creative nonfiction, including memoir, essays, stories, and multi-genre or hybrid works.
  • At this time, only submissions written primarily in English will be considered.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted anonymously. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript itself, in the file name, or headers/footers.
  • Manuscripts can be under consideration by other publishers, but the winning writer must agree to withdraw their entry from consideration by other publishers. There will be no refunds of entry fees.


  • 150 to 300 typed pages in 12-point Times New Roman, 1-inch margins, double-spaced, page numbering in upper-right corner.
  • Submit as a PDF but have the full manuscript available as a Word document on request.
  • Longer works of up to 500 pages may only be submitted in proposal form: excerpt, table of contents, and synopsis.
  • All manuscripts must be complete to be considered. Do not submit works-in-progress.


  • Any writer residing in the U.S. or its territories of Hispanic, Latino/a/e/x, or Chicana/o/x descent may enter the contest, with the exception of current colleagues and/or students, close friends, or family of the judge. Additionally, anyone currently serving in the Inlandia Institute in the last two years, either as an employee or on the Inlandia Institute Board of Directors, or is a close family member, is not eligible.

Now Accepting Submissions for the 2023 Writing from Inlandia Anthology!
Did you participate in an Inlandia Institute creative writing workshop during the year 2023?
If so, SUBMIT!
Submission window open from November 1, 2023-January 31, 2024.
Submit here:

  1. THIS ANTHOLOGY is only for writers who participated in one of Inlandia's writing workshops during 2022. If you are not a member of one of our workshops, do not submit here. Your submission will be deleted.
  2. UPLOAD up to six (6) pages of your best work (cumulative total over the course of the workshop year; may consist of any combination of genres) written during any Inlandia Writers Workshop(s) you participated in.
  3. INLANDIA RESERVES THE RIGHT to decline a submission for any reason whatsoever, including work that is deemed to be divisive in any way. “Divisive” is defined by Cambridge Dictionary as “something that causes great and sometimes unfriendly disagreement within a group of people."
  4. FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS: 12 pt Times New Roman (no bold), flush left including titles, 1” margins, double-spaced for prose or single-spaced for poetry, in .doc, .docx, .txt or .rtf only. (No PDFs.)
  5. BEFORE submitting your work please be sure you have:
      — Revised for excellence.
      — Proofread for clarity, punctuation, and grammar.
      — Proofread for any additional typographical errors.
  6. INCLUDE a cover page with your submission indicating 1) which workshop(s) you belonged to as well as 2) 50-word max third person biographical statement.
  7. SUBSTANTIVE REVISIONS will be cleared with the author before publication, but no notification will be given for minor corrections missed by the author, such as punctuation and spelling.

    Prior to publication, all authors will have an additional opportunity to review and approve their work as it is appears in the final draft of the manuscript. ***At that time it will be the responsibility of the authors to ensure that there are no errors before the manuscript moves into the publication phase. Please be advised that if errors or omissions are missed at this stage there will be no further opportunities for revision or correction.***
  8. CONSENT: By submitting your work you are confirming that you have read and complied with the complete guidelines and you are giving your consent to publication. Please note that Inlandia reserves the right to decline any submission, although every effort will be made to include at least one piece from each workshop participant.
  9. SUBMIT your work at the following link by January 31, 2024:

Publication of the 2023 Writing From Anthology is scheduled for November 2024.