The submission period is OPEN for issue #22. There is no announced theme for this issue. We want to see where your art is taking you.

Whitefish Review features the literature, art, and photography of mountain culture. We believe that the arts are vital for a healthy society and can help create a more sustainable future for wild places. While publishing famous national voices, our editors also discover emerging artists and authors.



Ends on January 1, 2018$20.00
$20.00
*The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2018. (The deadline has shifted since Poets & Writers went to press.)

Author Rick Bass serves as the judge for Whitefish Review's annual fiction prize—"The Rick Bass/Montana Award for Fiction”


First place winner of the fiction award will receive a $1,000 and be published in #21 to be released spring 2018. All submissions will be considered for publication, but only one story will be awarded the prize.

There is no theme restriction. Says Rick: "I'm so hungry for good stories, I will simply choose the best submission regardless of theme. That said, Shakespeare reported that all literature is about loss....so the odds are that the winning story will look at loss in some way. But who knows? Surprise me. What makes me smile when I read a good story? The basics. Beauty. Attentiveness. Crystalline specificity in an era of great uncertainty. The basics. Hold the adverbs.”


Rick Bass is the author of over thirty books of fiction and nonfiction. His most recent novel, All the Land to Hold Us, received France’s Prix Laure Bataillon for the best book translated to French, and his memoir, Why I Came West, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In March 2016, Little, Brown published For A Little While: New & Selected Stories. He is a founding board member of the Yaak Valley Forest Council (www.yaakvalley.org), is writer in residence at Montana State University, and also teaches in the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Program. He lives in Montana’s Yaak Valley. Bryan Woolley of the Dallas Morning News said, "Probably no American writer since Hemingway has written about man-in-nature more beautifully or powerfully than Rick Bass."

Submission Fee: $20

Submission Information

→ Prose should be typed double-spaced in 12-point Times font.
→ Submit one (1) previously unpublished story under 5000 words per entry.

***IMPORTANT***
1. Mac users, please be sure you save your file so the filename includes the ".pdf", ".doc", ".docx", or ".rtf" file extension.
2. PLEASE NAME YOUR DOCUMENT USING THIS STANDARD
     → File Naming Standard: "yourlastname_fiction_titleofwork.doc"

On pieces that we edit, authors will have the opportunity to approve all changes before publication.

New Montana Voices

An anthology of poems, fiction, essays, and photos for Montana High School students (grades 9 – 12) in public, private, home school, and non-traditional settings.

New Montana Voices is a contest and publishing venture directed at high school age writers and artists living in Montana. We are offering contest prizes for the top three entries in the following 3 categories: Poetry, Prose & Essay, and Photography. First place in each category is $300; second place is $150; third place is $50. In addition to that, New Montana Voices will compile the best of the entries at the end of the school year and publish the work in full-featured, paperback edition -- every author/photographer featured in the year-end magazine will be provided a free copy. Entrants may submit in multiple categories.

Entries will also be considered for publication in Whitefish Review. Inclusion in Whitefish Review would be in addition to inclusion in New Montana Voices.

The following guidelines for submission should be followed:

Poetry: No more than 6 poems per entrant, each a maximum length of 50 lines, in .docx, .doc, or .rtf format, using 12-pt Times New Roman font.

Prose: No more than 4 entries per entrant, each a maximum of 3000 words, in .docx, .doc, or .rtf format, using 12-pt Times New Roman font with line spacing set to Double Space

Photography: No more than 6 photographs per entrant, each a maximum of 8 MB, including exif data, in .jpg format.
Ends on January 1, 2018$3.00
$3.00

There is no announced theme for this issue. We want to see where your art is taking you.

Submit one (1) story under 5000 words.

***IMPORTANT***
1. Mac users, please be sure you save your file so the filename includes the ".doc" or ".docx", file extension.
2. PLEASE NAME YOUR DOCUMENT USING THIS STANDARD
     → File Naming Standard: "yourlastname_fiction_titleofwork.doc"

Prose should be typed double-spaced in 12-point Times font. 
Indicate word count at the top of your piece.


Ends on January 1, 2018$3.00
$3.00

There is no announced theme for this issue. We want to see where your art is taking you.

Submit one (1) essay or narrative under 5000 words.

***IMPORTANT***
1. Mac users, please be sure you save your file so the filename includes the ".doc", ".docx", file extension.
2. PLEASE NAME YOUR DOCUMENT USING THIS STANDARD
     → File Naming Standard: "yourlastname_nonfiction_titleofwork.doc"

Prose should be typed double-spaced in 12-point Times font. Please indicate word count at the top of your piece.


Ends on January 1, 2018$3.00
$3.00

Please submit up to 3 poems as 1 document.

There is no announced theme for this issue. We want to see where your art is taking you.

***IMPORTANT***
1. Mac users, please be sure you save your file so the filename includes the ".doc", or ".docx" file extension.
2. PLEASE NAME YOUR DOCUMENT USING THIS STANDARD
     → File Naming Standard: "lastname_poetry_titlesofworksincluded.doc"

Ends on January 1, 2018

Submit up to 10 files.

There is no announced theme for this issue. We want to see where your art is taking you.

Sumission format: *VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE FOLLOW*
     → JPEG (.jpg) format
    → 300 dpi
    → 6 x 9 inches (in either orientation)

We need to review submissions in resolution as we might print them.

***IMPORTANT***
1. Mac users, please be sure you save your file so the filename includes the ".jpg" file extension.

2. PLEASE NAME YOUR DOCUMENT USING THIS STANDARD
     → File Naming Standard: "yourlastname_art_titleofwork.jpg"
     → File Naming Standard: "yourlastname_photo_titleofwork.jpg"

Pieces we select are offered a page to talk about their work -- it may help if you write a couple sentences about your submissions.


There is no announced theme for this issue. We want to see where your art is taking you.

Submit up to (10) black and white photos or art reproductions. 

Sumission format: *Please submit in the proper resolution*
     → JPEG (.jpg) format
    → 300 dpi
    → 6 x 9 inches (in either orientation)

We need to review submissions in resolution as we might print them.

***IMPORTANT***
1. Mac users, please be sure you save your file so the filename includes the ".jpg" file extension.

2. PLEASE NAME YOUR DOCUMENT USING THIS STANDARD
     → File Naming Standard: "yourlastname_art_titleofwork.jpg"
     → File Naming Standard: "yourlastname_photo_titleofwork.jpg"


Whitefish Review seeks young writers, artists, and photographers beginning their journey. Use this category if you are high school level and you reside outside Montana. 

If you are a young writer or artist below high school level from any state, you may also submit in this "Young Writers & Artists" category.

NOTE -- Montana high school students should submit their work in the "New Montana Voices" category. 

Art: Up to 5 pieces of art (all genres)
Photography: Up to 5 color photos AND/OR 5 black and white photos
Fiction: 1 piece (under 5000 words)
Non-fiction: 1 piece (under 5000 words)
Poetry: 1 poem

There is no announced theme for this issue. We want to see where your art is taking you.