We are currently open for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry until March 15, 2021. Please follow the general guidelines below.

We are also open for submissions in Audio and in Visual Art. Follow the guidelines below, and please feel free to query us if you prefer to submit visual art or media files via email.


General Guidelines:

We do not accept previously published work, including work that has appeared online in blogs or other forums. Simultaneous submissions are fine, though if your work is accepted elsewhere, please email us immediately at rappahannockreview@gmail.com.

If you are submitting poetry or flash pieces, please compile your work into a single document and then upload your submission. Please submit once per reading period; multiple submissions will not be read.

Current or former employees of the University of Mary Washington are not eligible to submit work to the Rappahannock Review. We will not consider work from current UMW students; however, we will read work from alumni who graduated three or more years ago. If you are a previous contributor, please wait a year from publication before submitting new work.

While we strive to respond to all work as quickly as possible, careful attention does take time. Please wait at least six months from submission before querying.


Poetry

We accept poems ranging in any length and employing any aesthetic, including free verse, prose poems, and formal poetry. Poems may be part of a series. Send up to five poems per submission. 


Nonfiction

Writers of creative nonfiction may submit a single essay with a maximum length of 8,000 words or three shorter pieces each containing no more than 1,000 words. Submissions may range from flash nonfiction to extended memoir. Experimental form is encouraged. We would like to see essays with insightful perspective and attention to craft.


Fiction

We are looking for original, well-written fiction. Submit one story of up to 8,000 words or three pieces of flash, each containing 1,000 words or fewer. Pieces experimenting with form are encouraged. 


Audio

The Rappahannock Review is now accepting audio. Spoken poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and other audio adventures of all kinds are welcome, and we’re especially seeking pieces with enthralling voices, compelling stories, strong and moving narratives, or anything else that can excite us from the moment we press play. We encourage experimenting with the form—performance, soundscapes, narrative noise, that which pushes past the edge of the genres are all welcome. Submit up to three short pieces or one longer work up to 15 minutes in length per submission. 


Visual Art:

Our site showcases original work in each new issue, and all artists are archived under our art page vaults. We review and accept visual art in a wide range of mediums and genres. If your work is selected, we will request a short bio and artist's statement, which you may send with your original submission or provide upon selection. Please send a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of twenty (20) images. Please note, no submitted image or piece may have been previously published in another journal.

Call for Submissions: TRANSFORMATION

We are currently seeking submissions for our upcoming Summer Issue 2021 with the theme: Transformation.

We invite you to submit your original fiction, nonfiction, or poetry that considers any manifestation of the theme. Submit one longer prose piece (up to 8,000 words), up to three flash prose pieces (up to 1,000 words each), or up to five poems.

We will accept submissions until March 15, 2021, and any submissions received after this deadline will not be considered. Please note, we do accept simultaneous submissions, though we ask that you please notify us immediately upon acceptance of your work elsewhere.

Poetry:


We accept poems ranging in any length and employing any aesthetic, including free verse, prose poems, and formal poetry. Authors may send up to five poems per submission. Poems may be part of a series.  


General Guidelines:

We do not accept previously published work, including work that has appeared online in blogs or other forums. Simultaneous submissions are fine, though if your work is accepted elsewhere, please email us immediately at rappahannockreview@gmail.com.

If you are submitting poetry or flash pieces compile your work into a  single document and then upload your submission. Authors who submit  more than one file per genre will have their work returned unread.

Current  or former employees of the University of Mary Washington are not  eligible to submit work to the Rappahannock Review. We will not consider  work from current UMW students; however, we will read work from alumni  who graduated three or more years ago. If you are a previous  contributor, please wait a year from publication before resubmitting  work.

While we strive to respond to all work as quickly as  possible, careful attention does take time. Please wait at least six  months from submission before querying. 

Nonfiction:

Authors of creative nonfiction may submit a single essay with
a maximum length of 8,000 words or three shorter pieces each containing no more than 1,000 words. Submissions may range from
flash nonfiction to extended memoir. Experimental form is encouraged. We would
like to see essays with insightful perspective and attention to craft.


General Guidelines:



We do not accept previously published work, including
work that has appeared online in blogs or other forums. Simultaneous submissions are
fine, though if your work is accepted elsewhere, please email us immediately at rappahannockreview@gmail.com.



If you are submitting poetry or flash pieces compile your work into a
single document and then upload your submission. Authors who submit
more than one file per genre will have their work returned unread.

Current
or former employees of the University of Mary Washington are not
eligible to submit work to the Rappahannock Review. We will not consider
work from current UMW students; however, we will read work from alumni
who graduated three or more years ago. If you are a previous
contributor, please wait a year from publication before resubmitting
work.

While we strive to respond to all work as quickly as
possible, careful attention does take time. Please wait at least six
months from submission before querying.




Fiction:

Rappahannock Review is looking for original, well-written fiction. Submissions may contain one piece of up to 8,000 words or three pieces of flash, each containing 1,000 words or fewer. Pieces experimenting with form are encouraged. 


General Guidelines:

We do not accept previously published work, including work that has appeared online in blogs or other forums. Simultaneous submissions are fine, though if your work is accepted elsewhere, please email us immediately at rappahannockreview@gmail.com.

If you are submitting poetry or flash pieces compile your work into a  single document and then upload your submission. Authors who submit  more than one file per genre will have their work returned unread.

Current  or former employees of the University of Mary Washington are not  eligible to submit work to the Rappahannock Review. We will not consider  work from current UMW students; however, we will read work from alumni  who graduated three or more years ago. If you are a previous  contributor, please wait a year from publication before resubmitting  work.

While we strive to respond to all work as quickly as  possible, careful attention does take time. Please wait at least six  months from submission before querying. 

Guidelines for Visual Art Submissions:

We will accept a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of twenty (20)  pieces. No submitted piece may have been previously published in another  journal. If your work is selected we will need a short bio, no longer  than a paragraph in length. You may send us one with your original  submission or provide contact information for us to request one upon  selection. If you want to have additional information about a specific  piece displayed, or a link to your webpage, feel free to include that  information as well.

To submit, use this submission form. Alternately, you may email your pieces and bio to: rappahannockreview@gmail.com  (you may e-mail files directly or link to a third party distributor such as Dropbox or Google Drive).





 


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