Do I get paid?


No, there is no payment for submissions, but there is also no submission fee. You also get to include in your resume and professional profile that your work has been published. 

How many submissions can I enter?


You can submit to multiple genres simultaneously, however only to each genre only one time. All submissions must meet the requirements as stated on the submissions / contact page.  Please, be aware that there is a possibility that not all of your submissions will be accepted. If you receive an acceptance email, it will include the title of the pieces that have been selected to move forward in the publication process. If you have any questions regarding submissions, please visit our submissions/contact page, or email us at: editor@bayoureview.org


Do I still own my work after it’s published?


Yes. Before beginning the publication process, all contributors are required to confirm that their submission is their own original work. Your rights to your work are still maintained after it is published.

How long does it take to hear back about my submissions?


The Bayou Review receives a large volume of submissions and has a review process that involves a lot of moving parts. This means that the time for acceptance or rejection responses may vary. Regardless, our team will email you whether your work has been accepted or not.

What if I don’t approve the edits?

All accepted work goes through our unique editing process. The Bayou Review works to present the best version of  the magazine for all the contributors involved. If edits are not approved, your work may not be published by The Bayou Review.

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