Guidelines for Reviewers, Publishers, and Authors
Double Room will accept open submissions
of prose poetry and flash fiction from September 1, 2004 to
1, 2004. Works accepted during this period will be published
#5. Please write your last name in your subject line and email
your submission as a MS Word or Rich Text Format attachment
Submit no more than three prose poems or two flash fictions
at any time. Please send all of your work as a single attachment.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please notify
us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. You
may define prose poetry and flash fiction however you wish,
but a perusal of our past issues will give a strong idea of
how we view the forms. Double Room obtains First North
American Serial and/or Electronic Rights. All rights revert
back to the author upon publication. Upon acceptance we ask
for a short bio and your response to one of our Questions on
the Forms. Work received outside of the submission period will
Before submitting a review, you should become familiar with
the work and the reviews in Double Room, and then send
an email query to firstname.lastname@example.org that
includes a c.v. (or résumé) and a writing sample.
We are only interested in reviews of books that have a significant
number of prose poems or flash fictions. Please indicate
that you would like to submit an original review that has not
been published elsewhere, and whether you need the book sent
to you or already have it in your possession. Be sure to provide
the book title, author, and publisher. At that time, we will
consider you for a review assignment.
Our review guidelines are as follows:
1) Reviews must be between 500 and 2000 words. Because we
are exclusively an online journal we have the luxury of not
being limited to a certain length. But, anything more than
2,000 words is probably more suitable as a scholarly essay
than a review (though we are admittedly flexible on this part).
We would like reviews to be at least 500 words.
2) We try to focus on current releases, which means books
released within the last year. But, if it’s a book that should be reviewed (esp.
by a small press) that has not been reviewed or has received little attention—and
deserves more—we’ll certainly consider it.
3) If you become a regular reviewer for Double Room,
we attempt to assign books according to your interest, so please
let us know what those are. If the book we send fails to inspire
you, we would prefer you let us know so we can reassign the
book and send you something else. In other words, we encourage
a discussion of books that are worthwhile, rather than reviews
that are mostly negative.
4) Deadlines are determined upon assignment, but are firm.
5) We reserve the right to edit your review. We will attempt
to discuss any major changes with the reviewer, but depending
on time constraints this may not be possible. Therefore, by
submitting your review, you agree to our edits. We also reserve
the right not to publish a review if we feel it does not meet Double
Room standards or if it conflicts with our mission and
6) All quotations from the primary text should include page
numbers and a complete MLA citation for any secondary sources.
7) Double Room obtains First North American Serial
and/or Electronic Rights. All rights revert back to the author
upon publication. But, please discuss any reprint plans with
8) When sending a submission, please send
it as an attachment in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format
Your subject line should be as follows: “Review of” + “the
author’s last name of the book you are reviewing.” Upon
acceptance we will ask for a short bio.
For Publishers & Authors:
Double Room considers books that have a significant number
of prose poems and flash fictions. We accept printed books and
electronic files. Publishers or authors who would like to have
a new release considered for review are welcome to submit review
copies and any relevant press information to one or both of the
Department of English
University of Denver
Denver, CO 80218
999 Park Avenue
Rochester, NY 14610
We cannot review everything we receive, though all books are given ample
consideration. Since we are a bi-annual publication, it may take several
months to consider a book. We will notify you if your book is selected