Established in 2007, Reverie is a journal devoted to showcasing literature by African Americans with “ties” to the Midwest. Now a digital publication, Reverie publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and book reviews. Writers selected for publication will each receive an online feature that will be distributed nationally as well as the opportunity to read at the annual Willow Books LitFest. A Reverie Contributor's Prize of $250 will be awarded for the best submission to the issue. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork for the cover; the artist of the work selected for a given issue will receive a feature.
Summer 2014 Issue Theme: Beauty
Deadline: January 30, 2014
We are seeking poetry, creative nonfiction and short stories that examine the concept of beauty from aesthetic as well as abstract viewpoints.
Guidelines for Reverie
(Submissions accepted only as pdfs via Submittable)
1. Include a 50-word bio that includes info on contributor’s Midwestern connection.
2. Text should be in Times New Roman, 11 pt. font. Word count should not exceed 50 lines (poetry) and/or 3,000 words (prose). No page numbering/footers, no borders. Once accepted for publication, no changes to the manuscript will be allowed except for typographical errors; contributors will get one online proof before publication.
3. Tabs/indents at .3” and single space after punctuation; poems should be no wider than 4.5”.
4. Submit no more than three poems. No urban crime fiction or erotica, please.
5. Publisher reserves the right to make light edits as necessary and reserves the right to reject submissions. Writer will be notified of acceptance; no emails or phone calls, please. For more info, visit our website.