Written by Ella Peary September 9th, 2021

Nashville Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Nashville Review is an established and respected online literary journal, edited by the MFA students at Vanderbilt University. They aim to keep the publication free and accessible to all readers, and to include all kinds of writing: “From expansive to minimalist, narrative to lyric, epiphanic to subtle: if it’s a moving work of art, we want it.” They publish both emerging and established authors.

Nashville Review is published three times a year, on the 1st of April, August, and December. Each online edition contains work from around fifteen contributors of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translations, and artwork. Since launching in 2010, they’ve published 35 issues.

Nashville Review only reads literary submissions three times a year, in January, May, and September. They accept artwork and comics year-round. Submitting authors can expect a response within four to five months.

Poets may submit up to three poems, totaling ten pages or fewer. Authors of fiction may submit one short story or novel excerpt, 8,000 words or fewer, or up the three flashes, 1,000 words or fewer each. Authors of creative nonfiction may submit one piece, 8,000 words or fewer. Nashville Review accepts a wide range of nonfiction, including memoir excerpts, essays, and imaginative meditations. Authors of contemporary translations may submit up to 8,000 words of prose or up to two poems.

Authors should send no more than one submission per genre during each reading period. They only accept 750 submissions in each genre during each reading period, so submissions might close before the end of the month.

Authors published in Nashville Review are paid: $25 per poem and $100 per work of prose.

Nashville Review accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

Nashville Review only accepts submissions that adhere to the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Nashville Review, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.



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