The Ocotillo Review

Ocotillo Review

The Ocotillo Review


From the Editor

The Ocotillo Review seeks to publish diverse voices from underserved communities along side established writers of Poetry, Short Fiction, And Narrative Nonfiction. Although we don’t shy away from experimental or unusual approaches to literature, our goal is to promote finely crafted writing with an expressive and meaningful voice. We pay authors for the work accepted for publication.


SHORT FICTION should be one story totaling 1000-4200 words not counting the title. Novel excerpts are allowed providing they can stand alone without extraneous notation.
Accepted work pays $50 USD

FLASH FICTION should be 500 words or less not counting titles. Include up to 3 pieces per entry in one document. Start each piece on a new page. Accepted work pays $25 USD

POETRY – Include 3 to 5 poems in one document. Lines should be single spaced with double-spacing between stanzas. Start each poem on a new page. Limit each poem to 60 lines.
The entire submission should not exceed 10 pages. Accepted work pays $25 USD

CREATIVE or NARRATIVE NON-FICTION should total 800 – 4000 words not counting the title. Personal essays and biographies are acceptable as are Op-Ed and investigative journalism . We are not interested in unsolicited reviews of literary or other artistic works at this time. Accepted work pays $50 USD


Submissions for Volume 2 are currently open through October 31st.


Editors Name Tony Burnett
Print publication? Yes
Circulation 300+
Do you take online submissions? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Approx. Response Time? 1-3 months
How often do you publish? twice a year
Year Founded? 2016
Do you pay? yes – see guidelines


Mailing Address:
1801 E. 51st Street
Suite # 365-246
Austin TX 76523

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