Thursday, September 3, 2015

Call for Submissions: Rappahannock Review

Rappahannock Review is currently open for submissions for issue 3.1, which will be published in December 2015. Guidelines are below, though please check out the journal's current and past issues at our website.

Please send all submissions via submittable.

We'll be accepting submissions until early October.

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

editorATrappahannockreviewDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

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.


Rappahannock Review is looking for original, well written fiction.

Submissions may contain one piece up to 8,000 words or three pieces of flash, each containing 1,000 words or fewer. Pieces experimenting with form are encouraged.

Although we are interested in a wide range of fiction, we will consider short, self-contained genre fiction (that is, no novel excerpts) that avoids cliché and experiments with the flexibility of its genre.


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 can 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 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.

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