Issue #10 Call for Submissions

Just a few days until the Timberline Review opens up our submission window!

Submissions for Issue #10 are closed

The month of November 2020, we will waive the submission fees for those who identify as BIPOC and  of the LGBTQIA+ community. Please use the BIPOC waived-fee submission form.

 What We Want

 The theme for issue #10 is “Time Capsule.” The theme is open to interpretation, so interpret away!

 We are seeking work in the following categories:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction (flash, short story, novella, and novel excerpt)
  • Creative nonfiction (essay and memoir)
  • Critical commentary (annotation, book review, literary analysis, and craft instruction)
  • Drama and screenplay
  • Hybrid
  • Graphic novel (b&w)
  • Visual art (b&w)

 Payment and Rights Acquired  

 We pay $25 + one electronic contributor copy. First North American Serial Rights.

Submissions Period for Issue #10: 

 Submission Period November 1, 2020, to December 31st, 2020, at 11:59PM.

 Response Time: Submissions are accepted or rejected during the week of April 4-11, 2021. 

We realize this is a long wait, but it gives us time to review all our submissions. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please let us know as soon as you can.

General Submission Guidelines

 Submissions failing to meet all guidelines below will be disqualified.

Word and Page Limits:

  • Critical Commentary, Fiction, Hybrid, Non-fiction: 3,500 words.
  • Drama: Up to 10 pages
  • Screenplay:  Up to 10 pages
  • Poetry: Up to 3 poems; maximum of 10 pages total.
  • Graphic Novel: 10 pages total (text-only or text/images).
  • Visual Art: Up to 5 pieces.

Reprints & Simultaneous Submissions

We do not accept reprints. Previously produced or performed drama and performance poetry is welcome as long as it has not appeared in print elsewhere. Simultaneous submissions are always welcome, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please make sure to inform us right away.

 To Contact Submissions Editor

 Email Normal response time is one week.

 We look forward to reading your work!

In Memoriam: Paul Gentry (1954- 2020)

The artist who provided the astonishing woodcuts that grace the inside of the Timberline Review #9, Connections, was Paul Gentry. He passed away on August 30, 2020, at his home in Independence, Oregon.

The pieces in the Timberline Review were the last published in his lifetime. I feel fortunate to have worked with him and fortunate that the journal was printed soon enough that he could hold a copy in his hands.

Below is the biography that he provided for the Timberline Review:

PAUL GENTRY is a photographer, painter, engraver, and potter who has exhibited work at the Portland Art Museum, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Library of Congress, Guggenheim, and Whitney Museum of American Art. His wood engravings have appeared in numerous broad- sheets and books, including the Knopf anthologies The Art of Angling and Fishing Stories. He lives in Independence, Oregon, with his two cats.

Here is a loving profile of Paul Gentry by Henry Hughes.

Finally, here is my favorite of his prints in Issue #9.

“Great Blue” by Paul Gentry

–Maren Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
September 12, 2020