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.
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 email@example.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.
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
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.