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Our summer/fall 2020 issue (#25 "Metamorphosis") is now available. Please purchase a copy! It's our best issue yet. Or become a subscriber and help keep this beautiful venture afloat.

We are now accepting submissions for issue #26 (spring/summer 2021), "Taking Flight." 

We are also accepting submissions for the 2021 Montana Prize for Fiction ($1000 winner-takes-all prize), judged by author Rick Bass.

Submission deadlines: (Nov 1, 2020– February 1, 2021). 2 week grace period given through Feb. 15, 2021.

Taking Flight 

At Whitefish Review, we are grounded in the mountains, lakes, rivers, and land, while exploring the psychological landscape of the mind. For issue #26, we seek work to give voice to how the arts and artists can help us continue to find a sustainable path forward that includes restoration and healing. From metamorphosis, we open our wings and fly. Untethered from the earth, we take flight, expanding in new form into the air. From darkness, we seek solutions, light, and hope—the creation of a more solid foundation. We encourage artists and writers to interpret these thematic elements broadly.

Author Rick Bass serves as the judge for Whitefish Review's annual fiction prize.

The first place winner of the fiction award will receive $1,000 and be published in #26 to be released spring 2021. All submissions will be considered for publication, but only one story will be awarded the prize.

There is no theme restriction.  Deadline Feb 1. (Grace period through Feb 15).

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 newest book is The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with America’s Finest Writers (Little, Brown & Co: 2018). He is a founding board member of the Yaak Valley Forest Council (www.yaakvalley.org) and also teaches in the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Program.

His 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.  

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."

He lives in Montana’s Yaak Valley. rickbass.net



  Submission Fee: $20

Submission Information

  → Prose should be typed double-spaced in 12-point Times font.

  → Submit one (1) previously unpublished story under 7000 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: "fictionprize_your last name_titleofwork.doc"

Taking Flight 

At Whitefish Review, we are grounded in the mountains, lakes, rivers, and land, while exploring the psychological landscape of the mind. For issue #26, we seek work to give voice to how the arts and artists can help us continue to find a sustainable path forward that includes restoration and healing. From metamorphosis, we open our wings and fly. Untethered from the earth, we take flight, expanding in new form into the air. From darkness, we seek solutions, light, and hope—the creation of a more solid foundation. We encourage artists and writers to interpret these thematic elements broadly.

Send us your best fiction!
The submission period runs from Nov 01, 2020 - Feb. 01, 2021. (Grace period through Feb 15.)

 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: "fiction_yourlastname_titleofwork.doc"

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

Include a title and your name at the top.


Whitefish Review prides itself on being accessible to the entire community of writers, artists, and readers that we serve. Our nonprofit organization has implemented a $5 administrative fee to help offset, in part, some of the expenses incurred in producing a literary and arts journal. This project is a challenge to pull off, a "doomed, beautiful venture." We still aspire to be as inclusive as possible. If the $5 administrative fee prohibits you from submitting your work, please email editor@whitefishreview.org with a brief explanation of your circumstance and we will waive the fee.

Taking Flight

At Whitefish Review, we are grounded in the mountains, lakes, rivers, and land, while exploring the psychological landscape of the mind. For issue #26, we seek work to give voice to how the arts and artists can help us continue to find a sustainable path forward that includes restoration and healing. From metamorphosis, we open our wings and fly. Untethered from the earth, we take flight, expanding in new form into the air. From darkness, we seek solutions, light, and hope—the creation of a more solid foundation. We encourage artists and writers to interpret these thematic elements broadly.  The submission period runs from Nov 01, 2020 - Feb. 01, 2021. (Grace period through Feb 15.)

Send us your best nonfiction story or essay!

   ***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: "nonfiction_Yourlastname_titleofwork.doc"

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


Whitefish Review prides itself on being accessible to the entire community of writers, artists, and readers that we serve. Our nonprofit organization has implemented a $5 administrative fee to help offset, in part, some of the expenses incurred in producing a literary and arts journal. This project is a challenge to pull off, a "doomed, beautiful venture." We still aspire to be as inclusive as possible. If the $5 administrative fee prohibits you from submitting your work, please email editor@whitefishreview.org with a brief explanation of your circumstance and we will waive the fee.

Taking Flight

At Whitefish Review, we are grounded in the mountains, lakes, rivers, and land, while exploring the psychological landscape of the mind. For issue #26, we seek work to give voice to how the arts and artists can help us continue to find a sustainable path forward that includes restoration and healing. From metamorphosis, we open our wings and fly. Untethered from the earth, we take flight, expanding in new form into the air. From darkness, we seek solutions, light, and hope—the creation of a more solid foundation. We encourage artists and writers to interpret these thematic elements broadly.  The submission period runs from Nov 01, 2020 - Feb. 01, 2021. (Grace period through Feb 15.)

Send us your best 3 poems!


   ***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: "poetry_lastname_WFR26.doc"


Whitefish Review prides itself on being accessible to the entire community of writers, artists, and readers that we serve. Our nonprofit organization has implemented a $5 administrative fee to help offset, in part, some of the expenses incurred in producing a literary and arts journal. This project is a challenge to pull off, a "doomed, beautiful venture." We still aspire to be as inclusive as possible. If the $5 administrative fee prohibits you from submitting your work, please email editor@whitefishreview.org with a brief explanation of your circumstance and we will waive the fee.

Taking Flight

At Whitefish Review, we are grounded in the mountains, lakes, rivers, and land, while exploring the psychological landscape of the mind. For issue #26, we seek work to give voice to how the arts and artists can help us continue to find a sustainable path forward that includes restoration and healing. From metamorphosis, we open our wings and fly. Untethered from the earth, we take flight, expanding in new form into the air. From darkness, we seek solutions, light, and hope—the creation of a more solid foundation. We encourage artists and writers to interpret these thematic elements broadly. The submission period runs from Nov 01, 2020 - Feb. 01, 2021. (Grace period through Feb 15.)

Color art and photography - Submit up to 10 files.
Blow us away with what you do!

   Submission 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: "art_yourlastname_ytitleofwork.jpg"
       → File Naming Standard: "photo_yourlastname_titleofwork.jpg"

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

Taking Flight

At Whitefish Review, we are grounded in the mountains, lakes, rivers, and land, while exploring the psychological landscape of the mind. For issue #26, we seek work to give voice to how the arts and artists can help us continue to find a sustainable path forward that includes restoration and healing. From metamorphosis, we open our wings and fly. Untethered from the earth, we take flight, expanding in new form into the air. From darkness, we seek solutions, light, and hope—the creation of a more solid foundation. We encourage artists and writers to interpret these thematic elements broadly. The submission period runs from Nov 01, 2020 - Feb. 01, 2021. (Grace period through Feb 15.)

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

   → Art: Up to 10 pieces of art (all genres)

   → Photography: Up to 10 color photos AND/OR 10 black and white photos

   → Fiction: 1 piece (under 5000 words)

   → Non-fiction: 1 piece (under 5000 words)

   → Poetry: up to 3 poems in one document

Please only submit in one category at a time. (You would create a separate submission if you are sending poetry and then sending some art.) (Label your submission title in the genre you are submitting.

Taking Flight

At Whitefish Review, we are grounded in the mountains, lakes, rivers, and land, while exploring the psychological landscape of the mind. For issue #26, we seek work to give voice to how the arts and artists can help us continue to find a sustainable path forward that includes restoration and healing. From metamorphosis, we open our wings and fly. Untethered from the earth, we take flight, expanding in new form into the air. From darkness, we seek solutions, light, and hope—the creation of a more solid foundation. We encourage artists and writers to interpret these thematic elements broadly. The submission period runs from Nov 01, 2020 - Feb. 01, 2021. (Grace period through Feb 15.)

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