Manzano Mountain Review is an online New Mexico literary journal affiliated with UNM-Valencia.
Submission Guidelines
During our reading periods, we seek prose, flash prose,  poetry, and image. Our submission windows are February 1 - April 1 for the Summer issue and August 1-October 1 for the Winter Issue. We do not accept submissions in May, June, July, November, December or January.

The submission window for Issue No. 3 is open!

Issue No. 3  theme:  
ELEMENTAL (Per the Oxford Dictionary) :

 1 "Forming an essential or typical feature; fundamental" 
  2 "Related to or embodying the powers of nature."

 In addition, Issue No. 3 will feature a spotlight on New Mexico flash fiction.

The window closes  on  October 1, 2018.


Flash fiction, poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, image.

We like writing that is honest, gritty, and vulnerable. We like plot, but not too much. We want characters like us -- complicated, flawed, human. Make us uncomfortable. Provoke awe. Brevity, lyric, place, experiment. 

                           Poetry: 1-3 poems per reading period (10 pages max)
                           Flash fiction or memoir: 1-3 pieces per reading period (3,000 words max)
                          Longer prose: 3,000 words max
                          Image: 1-3 images per reading period (Submit work in jpg form)

All work must be unpublished. We try to respond within two months;  sometimes it takes longer. For now, we are unable to offer payment. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but if your simultaneously submitted work is accepted elsewhere please let us know in a note: (at)

We look forward to  reading your best work.  


Before submitting, read this: 
We accept submissions on our submission manager, Green Submissions, which is provided free to the public by
Prolific Press. 

If you have recently tried to submit to MMR and struggled with our submission manager, we apologize.  It usually works fine. Sometimes it doesn't. If the system is giving you trouble, send your subs via email instead: [email protected] 
To withdraw a submission, email us at (at) 

 or log onto the submission page and click the withdraw button. 
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After we publish poetry,  prose, or artwork  in Manzano Mountain Review or Little Wolf, all rights revert back to the authors. If you wish to reprint, repost, or redistribute their work in any form, contact the writer to secure permission.