Thank you for your interest in sharing work with Underscore Review.  We are  open for submissions from Feb 1st - June 15th AND Aug 1st - Dec 15th of each calendar year. Submissions received outside of these time frames will NOT be considered or responded to!  Scroll down to view all of our options.

Underscore Review primarily accepts submissions from artists between ages of 14 and 21. Submissions from artists over the age of 21 WILL be considered, however no more than 5 of these 'older' artists will be published each issue.

Issues are released in late January and late July of each calendar year.

Underscore will also hold a Poetry Contest for each Issue, offering a first and second place prize. First place prize is $50 and the title of Featured Youth Artist, which means work showcased on an exclusive page separate the full issue. Second place prize is $25 and work will be featured as the first poem in the issue. Poetry contests are only open to poets age 14 to 21. Please be patient as we sort through the piles of amazing work you will be sending us. 


Have questions? Reach out on our contact page!

Submission Guidelines

  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed
  • If a submission is accepted elsewhere prior to Underscore Review’s publication, you must notify Underscore Review immediately
  • Short Story and Prose pieces should be 5 pages or less. Pieces longer than 5 pages will not be considered.
  • No more than 3 poems in each submission. No page limit. 
  • Art work or Photography should be uploaded as a .jpg document
  • Poetry videos must be no longer than 3 minutes and 30 seconds in length
  • Music videos must be no longer than 4 minutes and 30 seconds in length
Ends on June 15, 2018

Thank you for your interest in submitting to Underscore Review.  We are excited to see your submissions to our Spring POETRY contest.  Editors will vote on a first and second place prize.

Underscore Review accepts submissions from artists between ages of 14 and 21.  Artists over 21, please see our "adult" artist option below. If you are CURRENTLY 21, you are still eligible to submit here.

Upload up to three files of POETRY.  For this contest, only poetry will be considered.  To submit other art forms, please head to "21 & Under" submissions.

You'll also be asked to submit a short bio, and a photo. The photo doesn't have to be of you, but something that represents you and that you would like to be displayed with your submission.


Acceptable file formats
Ends on June 15, 2018

Thank you for your interest in sharing work with Underscore Review.  We are currently open for submissions! We encourage submissions of Poetry, Prose, Short Stories, Music Audio, Poetry Videos, Music Videos, Visual Art, Photography.

Underscore Review accepts submissions from artists between ages of 14 and 21.  Artists over 21, please see our "adult" artist option below. If you are CURRENTLY 21, you are still eligible to submit here.

Please note, that if you want to be considered for the Poetry contest, submit to the Spring Contest option. 

Upload up to three files in any category

You'll also be asked to submit a short bio, and a photo. The photo doesn't have to be of you, but something that represents you and that you would like to be displayed with your submission.


Acceptable file formats
Visual Art/Photography  - .jpg, .png
Text/Document - .pdf, .docx, .doc, .txt, .rtf
Audio - .mp3, .wav, .aac
Video - .mp4, .avi, .mov, .mpg


Thank you for your interest in sharing work with Underscore Review.  This is a special category for Teachers and organization leaders to submit their bodies of student work. 

Underscore Review accepts submissions from artists between ages of 14 and 21.

Upload up to six files in any category (visual art/photography, audio, poetry, prose, or video media).  Each file may include up to 10 pieces of work.   

You'll also be asked to submit a short description of the class(es), and a photo that represents your students. 

Please note that though submitted as a body of work, individual pieces may be called upon to be published separately.  Effective contact will be made if this is a desire of Underscore Review staff.



Acceptable file formats
Visual Art/Photography  - .jpg, .png
Text/Document - .pdf, .docx, .doc, .txt, .rtf
Audio - .mp3, .wav, .aac
Video - .mp4, .avi, .mov, .mpg


Ends on June 15, 2018$3.50 - 6.50
$3.50 - 6.50

Thank you for your interest in sharing work with Underscore Review.  We are currently open for submissions!  The Support the Youth Submission option is an opportunity for you to financially support our journal while having your work considered for publication.  If you are unable to financially support the journal, but still wish to submit your work, please go back to a different submission option.  All donations collected through this option will go towards the sustainability of this journal, website, submittable, and the youth who make this possible.  We thank you in advance.

Underscore Review primarily accepts submissions from artists between ages of 14 and 21.  Artists over 21 are able to submit here as well, or for free in our Adult Submissions option. Please note that in total only 1 - 5 adult pieces will be accepted in each Issue. 

Upload up to three files in any category (visual art/photography, audio, poetry, prose, or video media).

You'll also be asked to submit a short bio, and a photo. The photo doesn't have to be of you, but something that represents you and that you would like to be displayed with your submission.

Thank you for your interest in sharing work with Underscore Review.  While we focus on the 14 to 21 age range, Underscore Review does accept submissions from 'adult' artists who are over 21 years old.  

Upload up to three files in any category (visual art/photography, audio, poetry, prose, or video media)

Acceptable file formats
Visual Art/Photography  - .jpg, .png
Text/Document - .pdf, .docx, .doc, .txt, .rtf
Audio - .mp3, .wav, .aac
Video - .mp4, .avi, .mov, .mpg