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F – Crab Creek Review Seeking Submissions about Displacement or the Immigration Experience

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

All work must be submitted through Submittable.

What We Are Seeking:
We are looking for short fiction that explores the displacement or immigration experience. Separation
from one’s country or culture—whether voluntary or not—generates a range of feelings/experiences:
disorientation, grief, nostalgia, curiosity, surprise, and a negotiation of a new sense of self, to name a few.
Send us fiction—flash or full length—that uncovers some nuance of this experience. Pieces may include
characters moving countries or characters being displaced within their country of birth due to a change in
circumstances. They may include experiences of internal displacement from a previous, defining
situation. They may include the visceral, the poignant, the philosophical, even the humorous.
This call is merely a starting point, as we are interested in being surprised by any aspect your work seeks
to explore in connection to the theme.

We welcome work from writers who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, writers of all sexual
orientations and gender identities, writers of varying socio-economic status, and writers with physical or
mental differences.

The Specifics: 

  • Fiction may be up to 3,500 words.
  • Flash fiction (stories under 1,000 words) may include up to three pieces per submission.
  • All work must be previously unpublished.
  • All works must be submitted through Submittable.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted, however please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Work not originally in English must be translated into English. For work in translation, translators are responsible for obtaining permission to reprint any material under copyright that exceeds the guidelines of fair use or does not have a Creative Commons license.
  • We only accept work that is the creative effort of humans. Crab Creek Review is dedicated to publishing work by diverse writers whose voices need to be heard. The lived experience of being human is critical to our mission, therefore we are not open to work that has been fully or mostly written or generated by AI (artificial intelligence). We are open to prose and poetry that has experimented with and incorporated technology in creative ways, as long as the role of AI is clearly explained. All submitters will be asked to confirm and disclose the role that AI and other non-standard technologies have played in the creation of their submitted work.


April 1
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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