The Rising Phoenix Review is a monthly online zine dedicated to publishing poetry, art, and photography focused on the working class and other marginalized groups. The Rising Phoenix Review was founded as a method to track the progression of modern social issues in real time. We believe genuine writing and art creates an opportunity for dialogue about how to positively mend the issues of our world. We resolve to publish writers, artists, and photographers who peacefully and compassionately address the most challenging issues of our era. We strive to build a sacred space for the marginalized with the work we publish.


Submissions Guidelines 

  • We believe in the evocative power of imagery to convey a narrative. 

  • We are seeking art and photography about some of these modern social issues.

  • We strive to create a safe space for all artists and to share their work. 

  • Our publication is open to all artists, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or religious affiliation.

  • Our editors will consider work from established and emerging artists and photographers alike.

  • Our team will consider sketches, cartoons, illustrations, paintings, mixed-media collages, and photographs. 

  • All photography and art must be your original work, and you must own all rights to your work.

  • Submit 1-5 of your best photographs / artworks for our consideration.

  • Please include a title for each of your pieces. 

  • We accept .jpg and .png. files. Please do not submit your pieces in pdf.

  • You may include a brief bio of 100 words or less in your cover letter.

  • The Rising Phoenix Review retains the right to publish and archive accepted submissions in perpetuity.

  • Photographers and artists give us permission to publish their work in promotions, in segments, or on social media, as long as The Rising Phoenix Review credits the author of the piece.

  • All other rights revert back to the photographer / artist upon publication.

  • If your photography / art is accepted for publication, we will feature your work in an upcoming issue of The Rising Phoenix Review.

  • We normally respond to submissions within one month. However, please allow up to three months before querying. 

  • If your photography/art is published elsewhere, subsequent to appearing in Rising Phoenix Review, please mention that it was featured with us. 
We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.