A Literary and Arts Journal, member of CLMP and supporter of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Formerly Moon Milk Review and owned by Moon Milk Press, Inc. a nonprofit arts corporation registered in the state of Maryland. Founding Editor in Chief is author and senior faculty member at Johns Hopkins, Rae Bryant. Read full submissions guidelines at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. (Not all Eckleburg departments use Submittable for their submissions platform.)

 

NONFICTION

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. 
 

ESSAY COLLECTIONS AND MEMOIR MANUSCRIPTS

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 At this time, we do not publish novel, long memoir, essay collections, story collections or poetry collections at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review.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.

Writers are readers, too! During the winter, we run our fundraiser. When submitting, you will receive a copy of our Eckleburg No. 20 Ebook. Regular, open submissions will reconvene in February. Thank you for reading Eckleburg! We look forward to reading your words, too!

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.


Writers are readers, too! During the winter, we run our fundraiser. When submitting, you will receive a copy of our Eckleburg No. 20Ebook. Regular, open submissions will reconvene in February. Thank you for reading Eckleburg! We look forward to reading your words, too!


We are now accepting previously unpublished poetry of all forms. Please submit 1 – 5 poems. You may submit all poems in a single document; however, if you must withdraw one or more poems, withdraw the entire submission and resubmit any current poems you'd like us to consider. 

Note: We consider poetry (and fiction) that has appeared in print, online magazines, public forums, and public access blogs as being published. Rarely do we accept anything already published and then only by solicitation. Once the piece is published in Eckleburg, the author is welcome to re-publish the work anywhere and everywhere. In these cases, we ask that the original publication be credited each time to The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review


POETRY COLLECTION MANUSCRIPTS

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. We do offer manuscript workshops at The Eckleburg Workshops. 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.

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review