Thanks for considering publication with Belle Rêve Literary Journal. We are currently accepting submissions for poetry, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and art. 

Please read about our editors, and e-mail your work to an editor who is interested in your genre. This will increase your chances of acceptance.

For more information on submissions, please read DOs and DON’Ts of Submitting to Literary Journals.

What We Publish:

Belle Rêve is a place for southern writers and/or southern inspired work. Submissions need not be southern if the author is from the South. We are, however, interested in anything and everything that makes the South unique and beloved. From hospitality, superstition, and history — the South has it all. And we want to read it all


Send up to three poems per submission in one document.

Fiction and Creative Non-fiction:

Send only one story of 1​,000 words or less.


We’re always looking for southern-inspired art. Please send your photography, sketches, and/or paintings with us. We’d love to share your work.

We accept and encourage simultaneous submissions.

What We Do NOT Publish:

We do not accept work that is explicit in nature, and we will probably reject controversial subject matters.

Belle Rêve does not accept previously published material.

Our journal is read in high schools, so please keep works appropriate for readers of that age.

International submissions (outside the U.S.) should explain how the works exhibit southern interests, or the submissions will be automatically rejected.


We only accept e-mail submissions; attachments are permitted.

Attachments should be TNR 12pt. in a Word document. Prose should be double spaced; poetry formatting should appear as you’d like it to appear on the website.

Include short third person bio with links to your website or blog.

We prefer attachments to be labeled TitleOfWork_LastName.

Tell us how you heard about us and how you or your work are southern.

w We Work:

Accepted pieces will be published on our website on Tuesdays.

Our typical response time is two to four weeks, but please allow us three months to respond. We do our very best to respond to each submission. If you do not hear from us, please re-submit after three months. Please note that we are currently unable to pay for your contribution, but we sincerely thank you for helping us provide quality writing to our readers.

Belle Rêve has the right to grammatically edit work at editor’s discretion.

We reserve first electronic rights, which automatically revert back to you upon publication. If your work is published elsewhere, kindly acknowledge us. 

All works are permanently archived on our website.


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