We are open to all genres and seek great work that grounds itself primarily in narrative: traditional, experimental, lyrical, pataphysical—just so the writing is powerful and no longer than 700 words.

Submissions don’t have to be about lightning or keys, though we won’t rule out work that deals with either. In short, if you have written imagistic, traditional or experimental, genre-bending, serious or humorous narrative prose or poetry, we’d love to read it.  To read more about our aesthetic, check out the interview we did for Jim Harrington’s blog “Six Questions for” here: http://sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/2016/05/six-questions-for-patrick-crerand-and.html

You may submit up to three (3) pieces at a time. Simultaneous submissions are expected and accepted, but please withdraw the piece when the work has been accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work.


Ends on November 30, 2018

Lightning Key Review is now open for submissions for the 2019 Spring theme issue on FEAR. Funk! Trepidation! Horror! Cold chills! Panic! Alarm!  We live in an age of ever increasing anxiety driven by fear.  Our issue will illuminate these emotions with the hope of exorcising the demons that plague us.  We seek short prose (750 words max), poetry and photography that deal with the various interpretations of this issue’s theme.  

As always, we are looking for writing that grounds itself primarily in narrative: traditional, experimental, lyrical, pataphysical—so long as the writing is powerful. Submission period runs from now until November 30th. We look forward to reading your work! 

To  read more about our aesthetic, check out the interview we did for Jim  Harrington's blog "Six Questions for" here: http://sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/2016/05/six-questions-for-patrick-crerand-and.html

You  may submit up to three (3) pieces at a time. Simultaneous submissions  are expected and accepted, but please withdraw the piece when the work  has been accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work.

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