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.  (Currently closed.)
  • Writing from Inlandia, the annual anthology of creative work produced by the Inlandia Creative Writing Workshops. (Currently closed.)
  •  Inlandia Books - Literary and Community for book manuscripts. (Open July 1-September 30.)
  •  Inlandia Literary Laureate Nominations (Currently closed.)
  •  The Hillary Gravendyk Prize (Opens February 1 and closes April 30 annually.)
  •  The Eliud Martinez Prize (Currently closed.)

And other projects as they come up. Open May 8 - October 7 2022: Blacklandia anthology edited by Romaine Washington. 

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.

Blacklandia is now seeking work for a new anthology that honors Black lives. 

Dedicated to the memory of Ahmaud Arbery and all those who have experienced racially-motivated violence, to the celebration of Opal Lee, the grandmother of Juneteenth, and those who are committed to speak truth to power. 

We invite Black artists and writers to submit original works in poetry, fiction, essays, non-fiction, and original art. The work does not need to be about Ahmaud Arbery or Opal Lee. It is about your lived experience as a Black person and the topic is completely open. Submit up 10 pages of poetry or pieces of art, one story, or one essay. One submission per category. 

Submissions open May 8, 2022 (Ahmaud Arbery's birthday).

Submissions close October 7, 2022 (Opal Lee's birthday).

Projected release date: Juneteenth, 2023.

***FOR BOOK-LENGTH MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS ONLY. PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL GUIDELINES. SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW GUIDELINES WILL BE DECLINED WITHOUT CONSIDERATION.***

Eligibility:

Submissions must be for completed works only. Full-length manuscripts for fiction, nonfiction, hybrid, and poetry are all eligible. Submissions must come from an author with affiliation to the “Inland Southern California” region.

For the purposes of the Inlandia Institute publication program, “Inland Southern California,” our regional service area, is defined as the area that includes Riverside and San Bernardino Counties as well as cities on its border including Claremont, Pomona, and any non-coastal Southern California area, from Death Valley in the northernmost region to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in the southernmost.

NOT ELIGIBLE: Anthologies written by multiple people, reprints, unfinished works.

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions must be made via Submittable

Submissions must include the following:

  • Cover letter which includes a brief personal bio telling us your connection to the region;
  • Up to one-page description of your project, including the overall page count and description of your target audience and why your book will appeal to them;
  • Table of contents and list of illustrations, if applicable;
  • Full manuscript in 12 pt Times New Roman, 1" margins, double-spaced for prose or single-spaced for poetry, in .doc, .docx, .txt or .rtf only. Number each page, beginning with 1. (No PDFs.);
    • YOUR WRITING SUBMISSION AND ANY ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS MUST BE ANONYMOUS; PLEASE ENSURE YOUR NAME DOES NOT APPEAR ON ANY PAGE OR IN THE FILE NAME (Check those headers and footers). IF YOUR NAME DOES APPEAR IN YOUR WRITING AND/OR ANY OTHER SUBMISSIONS, YOUR SUBMISSION WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Please Note:

Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in immediate disqualification. Submissions by writers with no regional affiliation will also be declined. Submissions must be made between July 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022.

Response Time:

Please allow six months after the close of the submission period for review and decision. All decisions are final. Inlandia reserves the right to decline any manuscript.

Whether or not Inlandia Institute chooses to pursue publication for any particular manuscript will depend on currently available resources and is in no way a reflection on the quality or marketability of any given manuscript.

Email questions about your submissions to our Publications Coordinator at publications@inlandiainstitute.org.

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