The Critical Flame publishes book reviews, criticism, literary nonfiction, and interviews. We have no specialties. Our audience is the intelligent reading public.
Past contributors include renowned authors and academics as well as librarians, bartenders, students, carpenters, and busboys. An open, careful, inquisitive mind is the only prerequisite to publication. No credentials required.
Issues are published six times annually (January, March, May, July, September, and November). We consider submissions year-round. Please allow up to 4 weeks for a response before following up by email.