Anyone who lives or works in Yolo County can submit to The Yolo Crow. We accept poetry, short fiction and creative non-fiction of all genres. Please no essays.

Please follow these guidelines when submitting your work to The Yolo Crow:

Guidelines for Prose and Poetry

  • Each submission must be accompanied by a signed submission form.
  • Please send us 4 copies of your poem or story. Submissions will not be returned so please do not send us your only copy. You may submit up to 3 pieces per submission period.
  • Submissions should be typed, not handwritten, with 12-point font size and an easily-read font type such as Times or Arial. For prose, please use single line-spacing and note your total word count on the submission form. Total word count should be less than 5000 words. For poetry, please note your total number of lines.
  • Please do not put your name directly on your poem or story. Your name should appear on the submission form only. Because this is a small community, all submissions are evaluated anonymously by our editors.
Guidelines for Cover Art
  • Cover art must be a black and white line drawing and must include a crow somewhere in the piece. Electronic submissions preferred; vector drawings encouraged. Electronic submission should be mailed to us on CD. We will accept up to 3 pieces per artist per submission period.

Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your submission so that we can respond to you. All submissons must include a signed submission form. Click here to download the submission form.

Please note: Submission that do not meet the above guidelines will be discarded without consideration for publication and without notification, so please follow the instructions carefully.

Fill out your submission form and mail it with your work to:

The Yolo Crow
216 F Street, Box #150
Davis, California 95616


Do you have questions about the submission process? Visit our FAQ.