Thank you for your interest in Forty-Eight Review. We are currently open for submissions. We aim to publish Asian writers and to provide a place for them to tell their stories. All genres and ages are welcome.

Important note: Forty-Eight Review has been revamped, with all old issue in the Archives tab. It will cater toward students, and will only take student submissions. Thank you.

Submission Guidelines:

Send unpublished submissions to as a PDF file or in the body of the email. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, as long as we are notified immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please note whether or not your submission is simultaneous or not.

Submissions are currently closed. All accepted submissions will be published later this year. We are on break as we shift leadership.

Poetry: single-spaced, up to 5 poems per submission

Non-fiction: up to 5,000 words. Up to two works of non-fiction may be submitted at a time. Double-spaced. Political essays, editorials, personal narratives etc.

Fiction: up to 3,000 words. Up to two works of fiction may be submitted at a time. Double-spaced. Any genre welcome.

Please attach a short third-person biography either in the body of the email or in another file.

New issues of Forty-Eight Review are published every two months. Our next issue will be released in late March 2019/early April 2019.

Copyright of all work published remains with the author. When you submit your work, you are giving Forty-Eight Review the right to publish your work online.

If your submission is accepted, it may be corrected for minor grammar errors.

Want to join Forty-Eight Review’s Masthead?

Forty-Eight Review began as a small high school personal project to encourage diversity in literature and give Asian writers a platform to voice their thoughts. Now, in hopes of expanding and revamping the magazine, and thus attracting a larger audience and volume of submissions, Forty-Eight Review seeks new members for its masthead.

Send a resume and short sample of writing in the genre you are most interested in – whether it be poetry, fiction, or non-fiction. We are seeking young people who are experienced or interested to learn about literary magazines, want to read and review submissions, and are tech-savvy, and want to help promote the magazine. Questions? Send them over to