Send us your best, odd, bizarre, literary, unique, fun, solid work.

Please send no more than 3 stories, each in a separate document, at one time. We accept fiction up to a maximum of 5,000 words per story.

We read BLIND. Please include a short 3-4 line third person bio in the Submittable coverletter only. Please do not include biographical information or your name in the submission itself. Failure to comply with our guidelines may result in a delay of considering your submission and/or declination of your work.


About Submissions:

Simultaneous submissions are no longer accepted, as we strive for responses within 7 days of all submissions. We do not permit multiple submissions. You may submit again only after you receive a declination. We do not accept reprints.

If your work is accepted by another publication, please let us know where it was accepted in your withdrawal so we can send our many congratulations. Please do not withdraw a piece once your work has been accepted. We have a limited amount of slots for our issue.


We take First North American Rights to publish. We retain all rights until a story is published. All rights revert back to the author once the story is published. We only ask that in subsequent publications you credit The J.J. Outré Review as having first published the piece(s) and that you grant permission for us to permanently archive your work as part of the issue in which you are published in, including any print anthologies that may be dreamed of and published at any time in the future.


The J.J. Outré Review is a paying market as of November 23, 2018. Payment is $10 per story. We will accept up to 10 stories per issue, so competition is high. Additionally, we will provide one contributor’s copy to any contributor appearing in any print “best of” anthology.

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We are currently reading for Volume VI, Issue 2 (online) due out in April 2021.

To get a feel for what we’re looking for, please take a moment to read