If accepted, L'Éphémère Review will acquire first North American serial/electronic rights and promote your work in posts across our social media platforms. All rights return to the contributor following publication. 

  • Please send all submissions to with the subject line “Beyond the Shallows - The Reclamation"

  • You may submit previously published work if permissible by the original publisher.

  • We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your pieces have been accepted elsewhere.

  • Your submissions should be in either Times New Roman or Garamond, 12 pt. font, single-spaced. Please submit your pieces in Word (.doc/.docx) files.

  • Although we want to see (above all else) poetry submissions, we will also accept prose and creative nonfiction pieces that evoke poetic language, form, and style.

  • You may submit up to five poems, three prose pieces, and two creative nonfiction pieces.

  • Your submission cannot total more than fifteen pages; each poem should begin on a new page.

    1. Keep all prose and creative nonfiction submissions under 5,000 words EACH (total word count can be above 5,000 words, but no single piece should exceed 5,000 words).

  • Please include a third-person bio in the body of the email and an author’s photo (the higher the resolution, the better).

  • You may submit new work, every week; however, there is no guarantee that your work will be published in all four parts of Beyond the Shallows.

  • We aim to respond back within 24-48 hours.

  • Submission deadline for Part Four: The Reclamation is Thursday, April 26th at 11:59Pm PST.

Questions? Please email us at with the subject line "Query" or message us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.