Dark River Review, the national undergraduate literary magazine at Alabama State University, is accepting submissions for the Spring 2016 issue from October 1, 2015, to January 31, 2016.
Students currently enrolled as undergraduates at two- and four-year colleges and universities are invited to submit poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, reviews of recent chapbooks and books, and visual art.
Our editorial collective has a wide aesthetic and especially desires excellent work, whether experimental or traditional or somewhere in between, especially from diverse and underrepresented voices, including but not limited to people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIA communities, and the differently abled.
All work should be original and previously unpublished.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw your piece promptly if it’s accepted elsewhere.
Submit no more than six poems, three very short stories (up to 1000 words) or one short story (1000-5000 words), three works of very short creative nonfiction (up to 1000 words) or one creative nonfiction essay (1000-5000 words), reviews of chapbooks and books published since 2014, and six works of visual art.
Please send only your best work that has already been thoroughly proofread. Consider checking out advice for submitting to literary journals and the Dark River Review house style guide.
Poetry should be single-spaced. Prose should be double-spaced. Writing submissions must be saved in .doc, .docx, or .rtf.
Visual art submissions must be saved in .jpg or .png format at 300 dpi or better and should be publication ready.
Include a brief third-person biography of no more than fifty words (see examples on our website).
Notifications will be made on a rolling basis through March 2016 with an expected publication date in April 2016. Please do not query before March 2016.
Upon publication, Dark River Review assumes first serial rights; all rights revert back to contributors upon publication, so that authors and artists may re-publish their work elsewhere provided proper acknowledgment is given to Dark River Review.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2016. Submit your work here.