The Critical Flame publishes book reviews, criticism, literary nonfiction, and interviews. We have no specialties. Our audience is the intelligent reading public.
New issues are published quarterly. We consider submissions year-round. Please allow 2-4 months for a response before following up by email.
We encourage writers from all backgrounds to submit their work for consideration, particularly those who have encountered barriers due to their gender, sexuality, racial identity, disability, lack of academic credentials, or exclusion from social networks that generate opportunities.
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.