Submission Guidelines

As of January 2020, Cold Cotton Review is accepting submission in the following categories:

Short fiction: 3000 words or less

Creative nonfiction: 3000 words or less

Poetry of all lengths

Simultaneous submissions are OK, just keep us updated. Only previously unpublished work may be submitted (this includes stories that are/were published on a blog).

Submissions can be sent to We do not require a formal cover letter, but we do appreciate a warm greeting. Please include a brief third person bio, the submission's word count, and your full story in the email. No attachments are opened.  

Please write your Subject line as follows: Submission: Author Name- Title and Word Count

Please paste your story with a 12 point, easy to read font (Times New Roman, Calibri, Georgia) and single spaced.

We will respond to your submission within a few days. If you haven't heard back from us after a week, feel free to contact us.

By submitting your story, you agree to allow us to display it on this website, and we ask for first publication rights.

Small amounts of proofreading will take place (spelling, punctuation, etc.), but we ask that you send your best draft.

We are unable to pay at this time.

Thank you for your interest in Cold Cotton Review. We look forward to your submission.

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