Fiction

  • Stories under 7,000 words
  • Previously unpublished work only
  • Typed, double spaced, 12 pt font, Times New Roman
  • Numbered pages


Poetry

  • Submit 1-3 poems at a time with each poem beginning on a new page


Essays and Criticism

  • Under 2,000 words


Visual Art

  • Artwork will be featured on the cover and throughout the issue
  • Images of all kinds that tell a story and perspective and experiments with style and form
  • Photography, paintings, sculptures, collages, or anything that can be creatively and artistically rendered as an image. 
  • Must be high definition / high resolution
  • Submit 1-5 pieces of artwork 
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Reproductive Freedom  


what it means to you


In June, the Supreme Court put an end to the constitutional right to an abortion with its Dobbs decision. The move is wildly out of step with popular opinion on the matter: two thirds of Americans have only known a world with the constitutional right to an abortion and most Americans support abortion access - even if they are not themselves pro-choice. Make no mistake, the unprecedented rolling back of previously decided constitutional rights - by an unelected and extremist few - sets the stage for dangerous attacks on other civil and human rights rulings that are established law and that would further realize the white nationalist delusion of legal protections of bodily autonomy, privacy, and liberty only applying to white, straight, wealthy men in America. 


In August, Kansas became the first state to deliver a referendum on the unpopular Dobbs decision by voting to protect abortion-care by nearly a whopping 20 points! This, in a solidly conservative state and decided by a plurality of voters, proves that Americans want decisions about abortion to be made by a pregnant person and their doctor -- not the government. 


Now, ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, Evocations Review is keeping focus on Americans' constitutional right to an abortion by featuring essays that speak to reproductive freedom from a personal lens. What does reproductive freedom mean to you? Why is it important to maintain and protect? We welcome essays on the topic of healthcare, medical fields, democracy, constitutional rights, church v. state, women's rights, race and gender equity, intersectional analysis, personal stories, and more. Bring readers into the realities and ramifications of reproductive freedom, or lack thereof, and share what abortion-access specifically means to you.


And, remember to vote in the midterms this Nov, 8th for politicians who support abortion care.


Contest Judge: Kim Coates, PhD


Kim Coates is founding editor of Evocations Review and professor of English, Writing and Humanities at Bristol Community College.


Submission Guidelines:

  • Pieces under 2,000 words
  • Entry fee $5
  • 1 winner receives $200, publication, an Evocations hat, and judge feedback
  • 2 runner ups receive publication and an Evocations hat
  • Deadline: October 31, 2022

Creativity takes Courage 

- Henri Matisse 


Evocations Review's use of visual art to compliment literary pieces sets it apart from other literary magazines. For its Fall 2022 issue, Evocations seeks stunning visual art that tells a story, has a perspective, and experiments with style and form. Evocations is dedicated to publishing pieces featuring non-mainstream, non-patriarchal, LGBTQ+, PoC perspectives to promote intersectionality and inclusivity in artistic and cultural consumption.

Current submission period is between Aug. 8, 2022 - Oct. 31, 2021. To submit, please adhere to the full guidelines below. No fee for submissions. Simultaneous and multiple submissions welcome. We look forward to viewing your work! 


  •  Artwork will be featured on the cover page and throughout the issue
  • We welcome photography, paintings, sculptures, collages, or anything that can be creatively and artistically rendered as an image. 
  • High definition (photos must have a high resolution) 
  • Submit 1-5 pieces of artwork 

Creativity takes Courage 

- Henri Matisse


For its Fall 2022 issue, Evocations Review is currently seeking poetry submissions that may address feminism, queer topics, anti-racism, pop-culture, politics, mindfulness, or environmentalism. Evocations is dedicated to publishing works featuring non-mainstream, non-patriarchal, LGBTQ+, PoC voices to promote intersectionality and inclusivity in textual and cultural consumption. 

Evocations' current reading period is between Aug. 8, 2022 - Oct. 31, 2022. To submit, please adhere to the full submissions guidelines below. 

No fee for submissions. Simultaneous and multiple submissions welcome. We look forward to reading your work! 


*Submissions that do not adhere to the below guidelines will not be considered.*


  • Due to incredibly high volume of poetry submissions, please limit submissions to 3 poems.
  • Previously unpublished work only
  • Submit 1-3 poems at a time with each poem beginning on a new page
  • Typed, double-spaced
  • Numbered pages 

Creativity takes Courage 

- Henri Matisse


For its Fall 2022 issue, Evocations Review is currently seeking fiction submissions that may address feminism, queer topics, anti-racism, pop-culture, politics, mindfulness, or environmentalism. Evocations is dedicated to publishing works featuring non-mainstream, non-patriarchal, LGBTQ+, PoC voices to promote intersectionality and inclusivity in textual and cultural consumption.

Evocations' current reading period is between Aug. 8, 2022 - Oct. 31, 2022. To submit, please adhere to the full submissions guidelines below. 

No fee for submissions. Simultaneous and multiple submissions welcome. We look forward to reading your work!


  • Stories under 7,000 words
  • Previously unpublished work only
  • Typed, double-spaced
  • Numbered pages 
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