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The Big Ugly Review

Established: 2004

Frequency: 3 times a year

Accepts Email Submissions: Yes

Website URL:

Description: The Big Ugly Review showcases emerging and established writers, photographers and musicians. Each issue includes fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, photo-essays and downloadable songs, all related to that issue's theme.

Editor(s): Elizabeth Bernstein, Nigel French, Miriam Pirone

Masthead URL: Click here for the masthead webpage.


Guidelines URL: Click here for writer's guidelines information.

Address: The Big Ugly Review

2703 Seventh Street, Box 345
Berkeley, CA 94710


Rights: Author retains rights to all work.

Needs: The deadline for issue #2 is July 15, 2004. The theme for Issue #2 is “Broken Things.” Broken vows, broken truces, broken spirits or broken bones—write about anything the theme inspires for you.

Short stories up to 3,000 words
Flash fiction up to 1,000 words

And So It Begins contest: Write a flash fiction story of up to 500 words that begins with the first sentence: They say he was born without fingernails.

Length: See specific categories for length requirements.

Art/Photo Needs: Photo-essay A series of up to ten photographs with captions of any length relating to the theme.

How to Submit: Fiction submissions:
Non-fiction submissions:
Poetry submissions:
Photo-essay submissions:
Music submissions:

Send documents in Word or Word-readable attachments. Also paste the document into the body of the email text. Include your name, address, phone number and email on the first page. Original, unpublished material is preferred, but reprints will be considered if author has the rights. Send snail mail submissions (with SASE) to:

The Big Ugly Review
2703 Seventh Street
Box 345
Berkeley, CA 94710


Response Time: Approximately 4-6 weeks after submission deadline.

Tips for Writers: Please make sure that your submission fits with the theme of the issue to which you are submitting. It can be loosely related to the theme -- but there has to be some connection.

Sample Copies/Subscription Information: Visit It's online only.

This listing was lated updated on Jun-20-2004.

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