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Prism Review

Welcome toPrism Review

Psst . . .we’re open for submissions for our 2021 issue. For more info or to submit click here.


We’re thrilled to announce the judges for our 2021 fiction and poetry contests: Vanessa Hua (fiction) and Lynne Thompson (poetry)! Read more about them and the contests here!

Our newest has arrived: Issue #22, featuring wonderful work by and interviews with amazingly talented writers. Read about it (including samples) here!

March, we announced our 2020 short story and poetry contest winners – more information here.


Former contributors rocking it!

Jaquira Díaz (issue 13) had her acclaimed memoir Ordinary Girls published in 2019 … and she’s included on the July cover of, um, Time.

Carlos Andrés Gómez (21) had his collection Fractures selected by Natasha Trethewey as winner of the 2020 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry

Brent Armendinger’s (13) second collection Street Gloss came out in 2019–and it’s a finalist for the California Book Award. Go Brent!

You can read an expanded run-down of our contributors’ many successes here.