Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought



Yellow Medicine Review (YMR) Fall 2023

Call for Submissions




For the upcoming Fall 2023 issue of Yellow Medicine Review, we want to see stories, poems, and essays that dwell on these concepts:


  • Defining Moments
  • Bildungsroman / Coming of Age Experiences
  • Epiphanies
  • Pivot Points in Life
  • Etc.


These can apply to the individual, a family, a tribe, a community, an organization, or entity.


Capture the impact of such. The consequences. The resulting character development, resilience, strength, wisdom. Or the opposite--the resulting trauma, the perpetual haunting, the generational reverberations. Or maybe the resulting humor, or confusion, or disillusionment, or awareness, or grief, or joy, or fear, or fulfillment, or shortage of emotions to tap. 


Might not necessarily be a depiction of something earth shattering. Might be a small, quiet moment or sliver of insight.


Interpret it as you see fit.


We're eager to read work by elders and newbies and everyone in between and from every corner of indigenous experience. Take a risk. We love risky pieces. Push it. Cross imposed boundaries. Shatter expectations. Challenge norms. But do it brilliantly.  


Deadline for Submissions:     October 15, 2023

Expected Publication Date:    Late November 2023


Submit work as a single email attachment to:

In your email/cover letter, please include the following:

  • Your name and physical mailing address
  • List of all titles and genres of included work
  • Short bio
  • Your tribal affiliation [YMR is a journal of Indigenous writing]


 Please adhere to the YMR submission format and guidelines:

  • Send work as a Word or RTF attachment. If  there is unusual formatting in your piece, please also include a PDF.
  • The subject line of your email should read as follows: YMR Fall 2023 Last Name (ex: YMR Fall 2023 Wilson)
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.
  • Please no previously published work (though we do sometimes make exceptions--so maybe ask before submitting such)


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