SHARK REEF endeavors to give voice to serious artists and writers who are committed to producing original writing of high quality. We are particularly passionate about publishing work revealing the rich experiences of ordinary people, whether as fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry or visual art.


As all evaluation of art is subjective, we make no bones about the fact that our selections are informed by our own tastes, whims, and fancies. We encourage you to review past issues of SHARK REEF to get a sense of our editorial preferences.

SHARK REEF is published in January (submission deadline September 30) and July (submission deadline March 31). Simultaneous submissions are considered; please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.


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We welcome previously unpublished prose pieces under 3,500 words. We will review your submission and acknowledge acceptance within three months. No multiple submissions per issue, please.

Submissions should be in 12-point type, double-spaced and numbered pages. On the first page of the submission, please include author’s name, address, telephone number, email address and a brief bio. If your submission does not follow these guidelines, we may not accept it. We may edit your work or suggest changes but will ask for your approval before it appears.

To be sure your submission receives our full consideration, please proofread your text carefully; spelling, grammatical and mechanical mistakes may prevent us from giving your work the full editorial attention it deserves.

We do not remit payment for submissions or selections and do not require any legal document to change hands. Selections are posted as our Current Issue until the next issue comes out and then moved to the Archives.
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We welcome previously unpublished poetry, up to three poems. We will review your submission and acknowledge acceptance within three months. No multiple submissions per issue, please.

Submissions should be in 12-point type, double-spaced (except for poetry) and numbered pages. On the first page of the submission, please include author’s name, address, telephone number, email address and a brief bio. If your submission does not follow these guidelines, we may not accept it. We may edit your work or suggest changes but will ask for your approval before it appears.

To be sure your submission receives our full consideration, please proofread your text carefully; spelling, grammatical and mechanical mistakes may prevent us from giving your work the full editorial attention it deserves.

We do not remit payment for submissions or selections and do not require any legal document to change hands. Selections are posted as our Current Issue until the next issue comes out and then moved to the Archives.
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Visual artists may submit up to five pieces maximum in JPG/JPEG format. For best image quality, images should be around 800-1000 pixels on the longest side and be compressed at High Quality (60-80) settings. In addition to your images, please include author’s name, address, telephone number, email address and a brief bio.

We do not remit payment for submissions or selections and do not require any legal document to change hands. Selections are posted as our Current Issue until the next issue comes out and then moved to the Archives.