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This journal takes its name from an old kenning. The ocean is the whale road. Whale road. Those words conjure an image of whales moving in patterns through the waters of the world. “Whale road” makes me re-see the ocean. Whale Road Review publishes poetry, flash fiction, and micro essays that don’t demand too much time up front, but somehow leave readers changed. We hope readers of all sorts will enjoy these short pieces in stolen moments—waiting in line, using the restroom, riding a train, steeping tea. Whale Road Review is also a resource for writing teachers and a venue for reviews.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2015

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: Specific group.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 December 2019 (135.7 days from now) through 31 December 2019. 0
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
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Nonfiction Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Education/Pedagogy (See guidelines), Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, Writing).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review ReviewUp to 500 words.
Essay EssayUp to 500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
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Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 December 2019 (135.7 days from now) through 31 December 2019. 2
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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OK No No OKText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2019
Last Checked: 04 Jul 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 25 Apr 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 29 Jul 2015

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