We accept submissions on a rolling basis for both web and print editions. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please inform us if they are placed elsewhere.

Please consider submitting to a specific section below. If you do not want to categorize your work, please submit here.

Please upload no more than six poems in ONE document (.doc, .pdf, .rtf, txt etc.). We try to respond within two months, although sometimes it may take longer. We ask that you wait for a response before submitting more poems, and preferably you'll wait 3 or 4 months between submissions.  If you need to withdraw a single poem and would like us to keep the rest for consideration, send a brief email to the editor.  There is a text box for typing or pasting a cover letter... please make use of this, as we do read the cover letters. A useful cover letter might include where you're from, where you studied, where you have published, what you're interested in making happen in your poems, or any other intriguing poetic thoughts or perceptions about the world in general, if you're so inclined. 

The Monarch Review seeks fiction submissions that tell a moving story; a lingering story; a story that tells us about the unique other and yet reminds us of our feeble self; a story that is poetic and accessible; a story that evokes a sense of beautiful and an appreciation of inescapable ugliness; a story that sings. We are looking to publish any piece that is compelling for these reasons or not. Stories may not exceed 4,000 words.

The Monarch Review publishes non-fiction pieces up to 4,000 words, including, but not limited to, memoirs, personal essays and literary criticism. Special consideration is made for shorter works, 500 to 1500 words, that focus on issues relating to the cultural impact of recent technological advancements. For example, a reading of a recent Microsoft advertisement that claims we need "a phone that will save us from our phones" might be interesting.
The Monarch Review strives to publish contemporary visual art that is relevant to Seattle’s arts community. Such a community is comprised of the self-proclaimed artists, the closeted artistic enthusiast, the brilliant homeless, and the social media overloaded student. More simply put, if you make please submit.

We ask that all submissions be in JPG, MOV or MP4 file format with a maximum file size of 40MB. In the Cover Letter field please include an artist statement that is relevant to the submitted work, your CV/Resume and the title, date, medium and applicable dimensions/duration of each piece. Keep in mind that JPGs should be 300 dpi with the longest side being no greater than 3,000 pixels.
The Monarch Review will look to publish music that fills the listener with eager curiosity; music that pushes one to dance either slow or fast or in some new, never-tested speed; music that you can shed a tear to and yet immediately after let a laugh out; music that inspires the listener to want to write better music.

Please submit your audio work in the formats described above. If accepted, we would love to interview you to provide some narrative while featuring your work.
The Monarch Review accepts videos under the following categories (though not necessarily limited to): Visual Art, Poetry, Prose, Documentary, Humor and Music. Email two Youtube links, one standard link and one link that is embeddable and sized to 640 x 510 of your video to editor@themonarchreview.org. Subject line should read VIDEO and category. For example: VIDEO-Visual Art. Within your email please include your name, the date the video was made and any other relevant information such as the title, band name, brief bio and/or explanation of the video’s concept.