LEON Literary Review is a bimonthly on-line publication that honors the memory of Leon N. Shapiro. We strive to promote the qualities he embodied: generosity of mind and spirit, wide-ranging curiosity, and full engagement with the world. We welcome submissions from writers of all backgrounds, experience, and identities. Our aesthetic is eclectic. We’re looking for writing that uses language in interesting ways and comes in at an angle to the event, occasion, and person. In our view, formal, free, and experimental forms of both poetry and fiction often work with all these elements in ways we appreciate. We don’t publish work that glorifies self-harm or hatred. Look for our response within two tp three months. 

Please send us up to three sparkling short short(s) as a Word document. Use 12-point, Times New Roman font and do not include any identifying information on your submission. In a separate attachment, tell us a little bit about yourself.  Please submit only once during this reading period. We gladly accept simultaneous submissions. If your piece is accepted elsewhere (well done!), let us know as soon as possible. We look forward to reading your work.

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Send us up to 2 works of creative non-fiction (no more than 1500 words each) in a Word document using 12-point, Times New Roman font. Do not include any identifying information on your submission. We read twice a year from May 1-June 30 and September 1-October 31. Submissions received outside the reading periods will not be considered. Please submit only once per reading period. We welcome simultaneous submissions, however if a piece is accepted elsewhere (well done!) do let us know as soon as possible. We look forward to reading your work! 

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Send us up to three poems (no more than 6 pages) in a Word document using 12-point, Times New Roman font. Do not include any identifying information on your submission. We read twice a year from May 1-June 30 and September 1-October 31. Submissions received outside the reading periods will not be considered. Please submit only once per reading period. We welcome simultaneous submissions, however if a piece is accepted elsewhere (well done!) do let us know as soon as possible. We look forward to reading your work! 

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Send us up to 2 works of fiction (no more than 1500 words each) in a Word document using 12-point, Times New Roman font. Do not include any identifying information on your submission. We read three time a year from May 1-June 30, September 1-October 31, and December 15-January 31 (Flash Fiction Only). Submissions received outside the reading periods will not be considered. Please submit only once per reading period. We welcome simultaneous submissions, however if a piece is accepted elsewhere (well done!) do let us know as soon as possible. We look forward to reading your work! 

LEON Literary Review