Hi everyone,

Today, our fourteenth issue went live. I know, a little late, right? We apologize for that. But we hope that you will check it out in your spare time.

As most of you have probably noticed on our homepage, Decades Review submissions are temporarily closed. We are not certain when they will be live again, to be honest. Since the start of DR, we’ve been a very short-staffed magazine. At most, we’ve only ever had four people working through submissions, managing the site, as well as the social media. We’ve grown fifteen times larger since issue five, in terms of submissions. It’s been a wild ride that I’ve been very happy to be a part of.

Issue one released October 2011. I started DR as a hobby back then. It quickly grew into something amazing…something that I never expected it to be. Since then, we’ve gained and lost editors and staff members along the way. But, we stayed strong. Today, this will be the last post you see from DR until our submissions open up again. We are taking time off to focus on our personal lives, careers, and other hobbies we enjoy. We hope you understand.

In the meantime, we wish your pieces luck elsewhere. There are a lot of great magazines out there, and we’ll even recommend a few of our favorites!
Front Porch Review: http://frontporchrvw.com/issue/january-2015/article/submit
The Camel Saloon: http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.com/p/submission-guidelines.html
Or any publication listed HERE: https://yorickmagazine.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/support-lit-5-magazines-to-get-you-started/

Hopefully we will be back at it soon. We appreciate each of our contributors, readers, and all of the support we’ve received in the past.
Thanks everyone,
Josh Hess and all of the DR Staff

Eight more days to submit your artwork, photography, poetry, and prose for consideration for inclusion in Issue 14 of DR. Keep them coming!

Another delicious peek at our upcoming issue:

Untitled by Whitney Judd

Birch leaves fell in autumn after your leaving, in the/wind, before the snow. In the fires as we waited scarlet bent/wood leaned, and the snow became silver runnings in the/moon; near broke the trembling lips of snow.

To see the rest of Whitney’s poem and other searing works of literature, check out Issue 14, out in January.

Decades Review is accepting submissions until 11:59 PM on 12/15 for inclusion in Issue 14. Please continue to submit your artwork, photography, poetry, and prose.

Here’s a sneak peak at what we have in store for you in our upcoming issue:

Immolate by Chelsea Cefalu:

Three minutes after the sun/tomorrow, I’ll be up./Three minutes./The time it takes to boil/thin spaghetti. Or for a man/to loop a chain from a tree/to his neck and hit/the gas. Three minutes, maybe…

To see the rest of Chelsea’s poem and other outstanding pieces of work, check out Issue 14, out in January.


Ian Mullins hails from Liverpool, England. His poetry has been widely published in magazines and on the ‘net, and in the online chapbook ‘The Dog Outside the Palace Gates.’ Last year his sister bought him his first camera, for his 52nd birthday. ‘Drag’ is the first photo he submitted to a magazine, and the first to be accepted.

Decades Review Issue 13 is live!

A big thanks to October 2014 contributors Christopher Woods, Hannah Lambert, Clinton Inman,Tim Wilkenson, Chila Woychik, Daniel Davis, Ed Nichols, Brian Ó Faoláin, Andrew Samuelsen, Michael Lee Johnson, A.J. Huffman, Tessa Cheek, Neila Mezynski, Eric Evans, Benjamin DeVos, Carl Scharwath, Perry L. Powell, April Salzano, Michelle Watters, Aaron Wiegert, Sarah Sherman, Aleah Sato, Elizabeth Evenson-Dencklau, David R. Forman, and Damon Ferrel Marbut!

Click here to enjoy some of the sickest poetry, prose, art, and photography we’ve ever had the pleasure to publish!