Welcome to the Submittable page for Copperfield Review Quarterly, an award-winning literary journal for readers and writers of historical fiction. 

We are now accepting submissions for our Winter 2022 edition to be published in January. Authors can expect a response to their submissions beginning January 1, 2022. 

General Submission Guidelines

We accept submissions 365 days a year. We accept previously published submissions. We reserve the right to edit the work we publish for length, content, and clarity. 

Authors, do not submit a new version of your story or a new bio after we accept your work. Send the final draft of your story and the correct bio with your submission.

Fiction/Poetry

  • Short story submissions may be no longer than 3000 words in length. We also accept short shorts of 500-1000 words.
  • We will consider novel excerpts if the excerpt can stand on its own as a short story. The novel excerpt may be no longer than 3000 words.
  • We accept submissions of history-based poetry. Please note that we only accept one poem per poet per submission.
  • Include a third-person bio with your submission.

Reviews

If you have written a review of a historical novel or a nonfiction book about history or writing, we welcome the submission of your review. Send the complete manuscript. Do not query first. While we do sometimes publish reviews of older books, we are seeking reviews of recently published historical novels, recently meaning within the last 12 months. Book reviews must be submitted with book review information:

  1. title of novel
  2. author of novel
  3. publisher
  4. how many quills awarded (on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being best)
  5. Include a third-person bio with your submission.

Submissions for our second anthology are closed. 

Welcome to the Submittable page for Copperfield Review Quarterly, an award-winning literary journal for readers and writers of historical fiction. We thank you for your submission. 

We are now accepting submissions for our Winter 2022 edition to be published in January. Authors can expect a response to their submissions beginning January 1, 2022. 

Fiction/Poetry

  • Short story submissions may be no longer than 3000 words in length. We also accept short shorts of 500-1000 words.
  • We will consider novel excerpts if the excerpt can stand on its own as a short story. The novel excerpt may be no longer than 3000 words.
  • We accept submissions of history-based poetry. Please note that we only accept one poem per poet per submission.
  • Include a third-person bio with your submission.
  • Send the complete manuscript. 
  • We are also accepting submissions of historical fiction and history-based poetry for our website, copperfieldreview.com. Please follow the same guidelines above. 

Submissions for CRQ's second anthology are closed. 

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