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The Lincoln Review is an international literary journal published annually by the Creative Writing programme at the University of Lincoln and sponsored by the School of Creative Arts. Founded in 2019 by Daniele Pantano, TLR showcases new poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations, and art from both established as well as emerging and underrepresented voices from around the world. Past contributors have included Carol Ann Duffy, Gëzim Hajdari, Jee Leong Koh, Tom Pickard, Robert Shearman, Virgil Suárez, Helen Tookey, Joan Ure, Maria Luise Weissmann, Jennifer Wong, Franz Wright, and Nurit Zarchi.


"The Lincoln Review is my favourite contemporary literary magazine."

––Marcus Slease  



poetry, poetics, and literary translation research group.

TLR new voices student showcase.

on silence podcast.


TLR undergraduate student showcase.

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Please submit your work via the SUBMIT link.

For any questions or queries, please write to us:

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The Lincoln Review is edited exclusively by Creative Writing students at the University of Lincoln.

The Lincoln Review is published annually. 

We seek innovative work from both established authors as well as emerging and underrepresented voices. At The Lincoln Review, we actively encourage writers, artists, and photographers who come from marginalised and underprivileged backgrounds. We want to hear the stories of BAME, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, and disabled creatives. 

Send only one submission at a time. No previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as we are notified of acceptance elsewhere. If you have a pending submission, please wait for a response before submitting again. Our average response time is 3–5 months. Please do not query until 5 months have passed.


Please note that current students and staff at the University of Lincoln may not submit work. Undergraduate and postgraduate alumni, as well as past employees of the University of Lincoln, are asked to wait three years before submitting work to the journal.


We are now reading submissions for Issue 6. Please note that our response time over the summer months will be considerably slower.

We consider:

  • flash fiction and essays (up to 2000 words)

  • creative nonfiction (up to 2000 words)

  • poetry (up to 4 poems)

  • art and photography (portfolio of up to 6 pieces)

  • comics (up to 7 pages)

  • book reviews (please query us first)

  • interviews (please query us first) 

Please submit your work as a single Word document (or up to six jpgs for art and photography submissions) via the following link (please note that a Google Account is required): SUBMIT

ISSN 2632-4423

© 2019–24 The Lincoln Review 

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