Call for submissions (poems, short stories, nonfiction): The Suburban Review | pay: $100 to $275 per piece

Deadline: 3 August 2022


We don’t mean the eight-season Showtime drama starring Mary-Louise Parker…unless you can convince us that we do. WEEDS are at once slapdash and punctilious in their efforts to evade order—growing in pavement cracks, springing up and spreading out in between the planted rows of suburban gardens. They’re anathema to a manicured lawn, territorial and shape-shifting. But are they an object of horror, or of ground-altering potential? Send us your poems that twist through the gaps, your stories that creep up slowly and insistently, your essays that grow despite it all, and your art, photography, or comics which picture the things hidden underneath life as we’ve planned it.

Submissions are open until 11:59 P.M. (AEDT) Wednesday 3 August 2022.

We allow simultaneous submissions. If it’s been accepted elsewhere just email us at with “Withdrawing submission” as your subject

We only allow one submission per person (that means you need to choose if you want to submit fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, or art). To submit poetry (that’s a maximum of 3 poems), make sure all the poems are in a single document. Please review our submission guidelines at 



  • 2000-2500 words—no more than that! (payment $275)
  • 1000-2000 words (payment $200) 500-1000 words (payment $150)


  • 2000-2500 words—no more than that! (payment $275)
  • 1000-2000 words (payment $200)
  • 500-1000 words (payment $150)


  • Suite of three poems—no more than that! (payment $275)
  • Over 30 lines (payment $175)
  • Under 30 lines (payment $125)


  • 2 page comic B&W or Colour (payment $200)
  • 1 page illustration B&W or Colour (payment $100)
  • 1 page cover art (payment $300)
Submissions: Via the webform

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