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(1) Read instructions below entirely and follow step by step.
(2) Read “About moonShine review” page on this website
(found under “Pages” on left-hand side of HOME screen).

As of October 1, 2015, we will no longer accept ANY submissions which do not meet the criteria stated below.


Our goal is to bring about understanding through art and writing by providing a venue for unique voices. We are interested in work that conveys honest and individual perspectives. We consider work from anywhere, but preference is given to artists from the Southeast. We strongly encourage you to read “About moonShine review” on this website before submitting. Ordering and reading an issue is even better.

We work on one issue at a time, and read submissions ONLY after the deadlines in the Spring and Fall. Submissions must be emailed by March 1st and September 1st to be considered for that particular issue. (Submissions are accepted year-round but, again, only read following the deadlines.)  As of October 1, 2015, we accept ONLY EMAIL SUBMISSIONS.

Prose and photography are judged anonymously, so it is IMPORTANT you follow the guidelines below to give us the BEST opportunity to do so. That means NOT including your name on your piece(s) in the file and conforming to basic formatting standards—double space paragraphs, indent the first lines of paragraphs; do not add line spaces between paragraphs, do NOT return at the end of every line or create unusual margins, and USE Times New Roman, 12 point text or similar. 

Please put in the BODY of your email your Name, Mailing Address, Email Address, Phone Number, 50-word or less Bio, and the names of the pieces you are submitting.

Acceptances are notified by email only. (You also will be notified if your piece is not accepted.)  We accept only email submissions. We do NOT accept submissions via snail mail.

Email submissions should be sent to ANNE KAYLOR at moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com, and please follow all of the guidelines listed here. 

Email questions to moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com (AFTER you have read these guidelines).


We accept ONLY original, previously unpublished works of creative PROSE—which includes short fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction—on any theme, but “the darkness of the human spirit” always trumps. If you are considering submitting “prose poetry,” please remember it is prose with a capital “P” and poetry with a lowercase “p”we do NOT publish other types of poetry.

You may submit up to 4 pieces at one time. Submissions exceeding 2,500 words in length will not be accepted; 2,200 or less preferred, no minimum.

Please double space and indent the first line of every paragraph. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE STORY ITSELF. Include—in the body of your email—your bio, your full name (as you wish it to appear in our publication), email address, phone number, mailing address, and story title(s).  An email address is REQUIRED for us to respond to you.

Please ALSO include the story title on every page of the piece and number pages.

Payment is one complimentary copy of the issue.


We feature ONE PHOTOGRAPHER PER ISSUE. We require samples that highlight a VARIETY of subject matters, since we will choose photographs based on their fit with the individual stories in each issue. The interior of the journal features black and white photography, and the cover is full color. We can convert color photos to black and white (and prefer to do so). Please note we do not accept “artistic” photography unless it can be accomplished at the camera stage. The only enhancements we accept via computer (i.e., in Photoshop) are to improve contrast or convert to black and white. Applying an artistic filter is not acceptable.

Photographers must provide photos at 300 dpi, at least 4 x 6 in size for B&W inside, and 300 dpi and at least 9 x 12 for color cover. To be considered, email Anne Kaylor at moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com with a Dropbox link of your photos. Photos must be jpeg format.

PLEASE include ALL of the following information in your email:

1.  Your name, phone, mailing address, and email (required)
2.  Your bio
3.  Confirmation that the photos can be provided in high resolution and sizes specified above

Payment is one complimentary copy of the issue.

Thank you for your attention to the above guidelines.


  1. Betty Watson says:

    Thank you very much for respo9nding to my e-mail, Anne. I will be sending you some stories.
    Betty Watson

  2. Bev Marcotte says:

    When do submissions open for the next issue, October?

    • Anne Kaylor says:

      We accept submissions year-round but only judge immediately following March 1 and September 1, so the next submissions deadline is September 1st.

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