Manzano Mountain Review is an online New Mexico literary journal affiliated with UNM-Valencia.
Submission Guidelines

We seek flash prose, poetry, short prose, & image.

Brevity, lyric, place, experiment. 

We like writing that is honest, gritty, & vulnerable.

We like plot, but not at the expense of character. 

We want characters like us -- complicated, flawed, human. Make us uncomfortable. Provoke awe. 

We love flash prose--little pieces that explode or surprise and make us think about our place in the world!

Our theme for Issue No. 4 is WILDERNESS, however you define it.

PROSE window is open!

Our submission windows are: 

                                                                  PROSE:                 Year-round

         POETRY:              August 1-October 1 
ART/IMAGE:     August 1-October 1 
                          Flash prose: 1-3 pieces  (3,000 words max) every six months
                          Poetry: 1-3 poems per reading period (10 pages max)
                          Longer prose: 3,000 words max every six months
                          Image: 1-3 images per reading period (Submit work in jpg form)

Our free online submission manager became a burden, so we changed our submission policy to email submissions only. 

Please include a cover letter with brief bio, and please adhere to formatting standards (12-point font, double spaced, header, not comic sans)

Send here: 

Fine print:

                      1) All work must be unpublished.
                      2) Send your work as a Word Doc (doc, docx, odt) or as a PDF. 
                      3) We try to respond within two months; sometimes it takes longer. 
                      4) For now, we are unable to offer payment.
                      5) Simultaneous submissions are fine.
                      6) If your simultaneously submitted work is accepted elsewhere, let us know via                       (at)
                      6) To withdraw a submission, email us. 


On occasion we will review books of poetry and prose that strike us in some way, or, we may specifically solicit reviews of books from writers that we trust and/or admire. One thing we won't do is accept unsolicited reviews, nor reviews of new work solicited by writers who we've published. We maintain this policy in the spirit of transparency.

After we publish poetry,  prose, or artwork  in Manzano Mountain Review or Little Wolf, all rights revert back to the authors. Writers: We kindly ask that you drop our name as first publishers of your work is published later. Readers: If you wish to reprint, repost, or redistribute their work in any form, contact the writer to secure permission.