Short Line Review has an ongoing roster for open positions, features, review requests, folio proposals, and anything else listed below for both our literary magazine and The Lineup, our art news column.

Because we are a small press, we unfortunately cannot compensate monetarily at the moment for any open calls (including volunteer positions). However, we can attach any links to paying methods so people can compensate you however they can.

To apply for any of the following positions, email with the subject “OPEN CALL: [Name of open call you’re responding to],” a brief cover letter stating how you found out about us and why you are interested, a short bio, and 1-3 work samples published or unpublished.


In light of mass cancellations due to recent events, we’d love to use our current digital age to support our writers. We are looking for writers who would feature at online reading series, in which a writer does a reading through live stream and receive tip jar donations directly through their preferred online paying method of choice.

If you have an upcoming project, we also offer an interview feature in The Lineup.

We are looking for volunteer readers for our upcoming issues in poetry, prose, fiction, photography, art, and other potential proposed genres. Must dedicate 8-15 hours a month to read through submissions and score potential work. Priority will go to BIPOC.

We are looking for anyone who is interested in curating a folio in any genre. We will provide promotional material as well as the folio’s own submission system.


We are looking for volunteer writers to write about arts and media based on their own interests! Pitch reviews, essays, columns, interviews, and more to

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