Eckleburg is a Washington DC print and online literary and arts journal that publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, intermedia and other forms. Eckleburg is a member of CLMP and supporter of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. It was formerly Moon Milk Review and is owned by Moon Milk Press, Inc. The founding editor in chief is Rae Bryant, author and creative writing professor at Johns Hopkins and American University. Read full submissions guidelines at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review.

We accept previously unpublished and polished prose up to 8,000 words year round, unless announced otherwise.  We are always looking for tightly woven short works under 2,000 words and short-shorts around 500 words. No multiple submissions but simultaneous is fine as long as you withdraw the submission asap through the submissions system. During the summer and winter months, we run our Writers Are Readers, Too, fundraiser when submissions are open only to subscribers. During the fall and spring, we open submissions for regular unsolicited submissions.

Note: We consider fiction, poetry and essays that have appeared in print, online magazines, public forums, and public access blogs as already being published. Rarely do we accept anything already published and then only by solicitation. We ask that work published at Eckleburg not appear elsewhere online, and if republished in print, original publication credit is given to The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. One rare exception is our annual Gertrude Stein Award, which allows for submissions of previously published work, both online and print.



We accept polished creative nonfiction/essays up to 8,000 words year round, unless announced otherwise. Preferences veer toward shorter works under 1500 words with an arts and culture focus. If you wish to include a bio, keep it short, under 200 words. 

We are open to a variety of subjects, including the following: thoughts about and experiences with current politics, in the US or beyond; cultural critiques; feminist critiques; science writing; medical writing; nature writing; interviews; literary journalism; essays; experimental nonfiction; etc. We're interested in submissions from a multitude of voices on a multitude of subjects. Our world is vast and varied, and we want our stories to reflect that world. Please share your humor, intellect, and critical and moving thoughts about the world and humanity with Eckleburg. 


We publish short works at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. At this time, we do not publish novel, long memoir, essay collections, story collections or poetry collections at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. If you are looking to place a manuscript, we can suggest several excellent small and large presses whose excellent books are promoted through our Eckleburg Book Club — i.e., Random House, Graywolf Press, Coffeehouse, Tinhouse, St. Martins Press and more.

Awards: $1000 and publication in Eckleburg to first place winner; publication to second and third place winners; listing of titles and names for finalists.

  Word Count: No more than 8000 words

  Submissions: Online

  Deadline: June 1st, 2019

*Please include all contact and identifying information in your cover letter but not on the mss. 

*Please read the full guidelines at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review.

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review