Whitefish Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Whitefish Review reads submissions for fiction, non-fiction, essay, poetry, visual art of all kinds, and photography. We generally announce a theme before each submission period.

Next open call happens July 1 through September 30, 2022.


#28 (Into the Unknown....No theme - give us your best!)

Submissions open until March 31. [Grace period through April 17.]

No one knows... what comes next. Neither do we. Send us your best work and help us shed some light. Publication in fall/winter 2022 (Nov/Dec 2022)

Whitefish Review publishes art and literature that explores the landscapes of the human condition, our connection to the natural world, and illuminates how the confluence of art and science alongside the complex issues of our planet and people is vital for the health of all beings.


2022 Montana Prize for Humor
The judging team includes Jimmy Kimmel and Huey Lewis.

$1000 in prize money ($500 per category)
Submissions open: February 15, 2022 - June 15, 2022

Publication in winter/spring 2023 issue (February 2023)


Vortex - (Summer/Autumn 2022)

Publication: June 2022

After taking flight, the winds begin to spin. The air whirls in a circular motion that forms a vacuum in the center. On the river, we call this an eddy, the water swirling back upstream counter to the main current, forming a whirlpool. Inside these center spaces, there is calm. Let’s explore circles. What is lost and what is found. Coming together.

2023 Montana Prize for Fiction
Author Rick Bass serves as the judge for this annual $1000 prize.
Submissions open: October 1, 2022 – February 15, 2023

Publication in summer/fall 2023 (September 2023)


Our most recent published issue "Taking Flight" (summer/fall 2021, issue #26) is available, as well as back issues. Please purchase a copy or become a subscriber and help keep this beautiful venture afloat.

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