Longridge Review publishes creative nonfiction. Our emphasis is on literature that explores the mysteries of childhood experience, the wonder of adult reflection, and how the two connect over a lifespan.
We are committed to publishing narratives steeped in reverence for childhood experience and perceptions, but we seek essays that stretch beyond the clichés of childhood as simple, angelic, or easy. We want to feature writing that layers the events of the writer’s early years with a sense of wisdom or learning accumulated in adult life.
We welcome diverse creative nonfiction pieces that demonstrate perceptive and revealing moments about the human condition.
We will not consider trite, light narratives; genre nonfiction; critical analyses; inspirational or motivational advice; erotica or pornography; or any writing that purposefully exploits or demeans.
We encourage established, unpublished, or emerging writers to submit their best work to Longridge Review.
We will consider one creative nonfiction piece (up to 6,500 words) during the reading period. Please do not submit more than once during the reading period.
We accept only electronic submissions through e-mail. Submit only one double-spaced creative nonfiction piece pasted into the body of the e-mail to:
edgATlongridgeeditorsDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
The title of your submission should be included with your name (e.g., Jane Doe “My Essay Title”). Include a short biography (five to seven sentences) with your submission.
We will consider simultaneous submissions as long as you let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. We will not consider previously published materials, including online publications, personal blogs, social media sites, etc.
Longridge Review acquires first electronic and indefinite archive rights. Upon publication, all other rights revert to the author. Please credit Longridge Review as first publisher if you reprint elsewhere. Longridge Review reserves the right to reprint work at a later date if we have the opportunity to occasionally make a print anthology and want to include your work.
Longridge Review is published three times a year: November, March, and July.
The submission period is September 1 through September 30 of each year. We try our best to respond to submissions within four weeks. If you haven’t heard from us within six weeks you may inquire about your submission via:
edgATlongridgeeditorsDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
but please not before.