The Louisville Review & Fleur-de-Lis Press

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Louisville Review accepts unsolicited submissions of fiction and poetry. We accept only unpublished work. Reply time is 2-4 months. Simultaneous submissions are not accepted. All submissions are considered based on quality of writing above all else.

If your work is chosen for publication, we provide one complimentary print copy of The Louisville Review to our U.S. based contributors with a discount on additional copies. International contributors will receive an electronic copy of the issue.

We also welcome international submissions with English translations.


Prose submissions should be double-spaced and page numbered. While we do not have a set word limit, please know that our editors are less likely to choose longer pieces simply because it leaves less room in the journal for other work.


Please submit up to five poems. Also, please be sure all poems are in a single document before uploading. Each page should include complete contact information for the author.


The Louisville Review accepts submissions of previously unpublished poetry from students in grades K-12. We seek writing that embodies fresh ways to recreate scenes and feelings. *Cornerstone submissions must be accompanied by parental permission to publish if accepted.*

Have any questions you’d like to ask before submitting? Send us an email at

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