The Rush seeks to publish fiction, poetry, prose, and art; providing a platform to a diverse body of writers on a transcontinental level, from emerging to established writers. We welcome Spanish and English work.

Currently accepting submissions for Issue 8 from February 18 to March 31 of 2021.

  • Fiction: 1500 words max
  • Nonfiction 1500 words max
  • Personal Essay: 1500 words max
  • Poetry: 3 poems per submission (3 pp max)
  • Flash Fiction: one page
  • Art: Up to 3 pieces.

We aim to respond to all submissions within sixty days. Please feel free to query us if you have not received a response by the allotted time.  We are a volunteer-based journal; your patience is appreciated.

We encourage and welcome simultaneous submissions; please let us know by adding a note to your submission if your work has been accepted elsewhere. If you have sent multiple pieces in one submission and must withdraw one piece or two, there is no need to withdraw the entire submission if there are still some pieces for our consideration.

We do not accept work that has been previously published.

We do not own anyone’s work. The author may republish the work elsewhere after publication. Acceptance grants us non-exclusive North American Serial Rights in print and digital format.

Please include “Full Name” and “Submission Type” in the subject header.

Please do not submit more than once per submission period.

A personal essay. Maximum 1500 words.  

One page. 

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Maximum of 1500 words. 

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Please title each image file.

Can include photographs and illustrations

1 to 5 pieces. 

All files should be .jpg, .png. or .pdf

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3 poems per submission. Please submit in one file. (3 pp max.)

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1500 words maximum. If submitting multiple brief essays, batch in one file. Total length should not exceed 1500 words.

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