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The Cardiff Review: General Submissions and Queerly Lit Submissions

The Cardiff Review publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, criticism and interviews. If you have a piece of writing that does not neatly fit into one of these categories but is, in some way, related to arts and culture, we’re always open to reading it.

Note: Submissions for different categories sent by the same writer should be submitted as separate emails. For example, if you are simultaneously submitting two poems and a short story, send one email with your poetry submission and another separate email with your short story submission.


Queerly Lit is a new series from The Cardiff Review featuring queer-themed writing or work by queer writers.

If you’re submitting to “Queerly Lit”, please indicate as such in the subject of your email submission by including “Queerly Lit”. Writing submitted to the series should follow the guidelines outlined below.

About the Journal

The Cardiff Review is an international literary magazine with Welsh roots. Founded in 2015 by four graduate students of Cardiff University’s MA in Creative Writing program, The Review‘s first iteration was a digital magazine that published three issues. For the magazine’s fourth issue, Summer 2016, we transitioned to print. The issue featured an interview with Canadian actor and author, Sofia Banzhaf, who also appeared on the cover, shot by Toronto-based photographer Mark Sommerfeld.  

In the two years that followed, we published an additional seven print issues, including a themed issue around queerness. In 2018, we made the decision to move the magazine entirely online, in an effort to publish more content, more often. To date, we’ve published upwards of 150 new voices across fiction, nonfiction and poetry, as well as interviews with some of literature’s most renowned writers including Sheila HetiIain Reid, Richard Gwyn, Thomas Morris, and Sophie Mackintosh.  

The Cardiff Review publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, criticism (books, theatre, music, art), and in-depth interviews. The most effective way to learn whether your writing might be a fit is to read the magazine.

To learn how to submit your work, visit our submission guidelines.