We appreciate good writing in any genre.

We especially like edgy writing that offers insight into darkness. We prefer character-driven stories as opposed to plot-driven ones.  We relish a piece with a great deal of heart and more than a little bit of Truth (note the capital "T"). We want to read a story that makes us feel edified or philosophical or amused or creeped out or angry or melancholy or inspired or, best yet, all of these things together. We want to read a story we simply can´t put down.

We generally don’t enjoy science fiction, unless a particularly well-written story rises above the ordinary to engage the heart as well as the mind. We despise cliché.  We find stories that include gratuitous violence distasteful. Sexism, racism, or other forms of intolerance are intolerable to us. That said, you can certainly reveal a character through his/her prejudices; just don't use a story to perpetuate negative stereotypes or ignorance. The world is already bursting with both.

Submission due dates: October 31, January 31, April 30, and July 31 for issues forthcoming on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1, respectively.

Simultaneous submissions are completely fine with us, as long as you withdraw your submission from 3Elements Review immediately if the story is accepted elsewhere.

Notification: You will typically hear from us within a few days after the deadline, if not much sooner.

Feedback: We do not have time to give individual feedback on submissions. However, if something really strikes us, we may feel compelled to write you a little note.

Payment: Unfortunately we cannot pay at this time, but if accepted, we hope you’ll Tweet, Facebook, Pin, email, blog, and text about your accomplishment. We will happily do the same.

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Ends on October 31, 2017
Artwork is only required to represent one of the given elements (Fisherman, Blueprint, and Delusion), although representing all three will really wow us. We are pretty lenient with this requirement, meaning we are open to more abstract connections. 

No previously published work.

Please include a short third-person bio. 

Accepted pieces will be in the journal forthcoming January 1st.
Ends on October 31, 2017
All three elements (the specific words) given for the submission period (Fisherman, Blueprint, and Delusion) must be included in your story to be considered for publication. No exceptions.

Proofread your work. We must decline pieces that need major editing, even if they are otherwise good. 

Please don't exceed 3,500 words.

No previously published work.

A short third-person bio must be included with your submission.

Accepted pieces will be in the journal forthcoming January 1st.
Ends on October 31, 2017
Photography is only required to represent one of the given elements (Fisherman, Blueprint, and Delusion), although representing all three will really wow us. 

No previously published work.

Please include a short third-person bio. 

Accepted pieces will be in the journal forthcoming January 1st.
Ends on October 31, 2017
All three elements (the specific words) given for the submission period (Fisherman, Blueprint, and Delusion) must be included in your story to be considered for publication. No exceptions.

Please submit all poems separately. It's difficult to make decisions on and organize them when there are multiple poems in one document.

No previously published work.

Please include a short third-person bio.

Accepted pieces will be in the journal forthcoming January 1st.
Ends on October 31, 2017
All three elements (the specific words) given for the submission period (Fisherman, Blueprint, and Delusion) must be included in your story to be considered for publication. No exceptions

Proofread your work. We must decline pieces that need major editing, even if they are otherwise good. 

Please do not exceed 3,500 words.

No previously published work.

A short third-person bio must be included with your submission.

Accepted pieces will be in the journal forthcoming January 1st.
$4.00

We will give you an answer within one week's time. 

All three elements (the specific words) given for the submission period (Fisherman, Blueprint, and Delusion) must be included in your fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to be considered for publication. Art and photography must represent one or more elements. No exceptions

For fiction and nonfiction, please do not exceed 3,500 words. For poems, please do not exceed two pages.

No previously published work.

A short third-person bio must be included with your submission.

Accepted pieces will be in the journal forthcoming January1st.
$6.00

In addition to your work being considered for our upcoming issue, we will also provide thoughtful feedback on your submission. To greater your chances at publishing the piece elsewhere, or help with future submissions with us at 3Elements, this is an exciting option! Please note that these are solely our opinions and suggestions on your work, but ultimately you should do what feels right for your piece.

We will tell you what we felt worked and what didn’t work and why we chose to publish your piece, or not. Please keep in mind that our interests are unique to 3Elements Review. We believe that incorporating our feedback into your work does not guarantee publication here or at any other publication, though we certainly hope it helps. We will not provide line editing or proofreading.

Timeframe: Feedback will accompany our decision. We make decisions no later than a week after submissions close, but most times long before.

All three elements (the specific words) given for the submission period (Fisherman, Blueprint, and Delusion) must be included in your story to be considered for publication. No exceptions.

For fiction and nonfiction, please do not exceed 3,500 words. For poems, please do not exceed two pages.

No previously published work.

A short third-person bio must be included with your submission.

Accepted pieces will be in the journal forthcoming January1st.
$3.00
$3.00
We don't charge a fee for you to submit, nor do we charge for you to read our issues. This is a labor of love. If you're feeling inclined to donate just a few dollars, it would be very much appreciated.

What would your donation help with? Submittable subscriptions, web hosting, and our web/issue designer. 

Thank you for even taking the time to read this.